A famous ship that has plied the South Atlantic since 1990 has found a new owner and a new mode of business.
The passenger cargo ship Royal Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena has been sold to MNG Maritime and will now become a floating armory in the Arabian Gulf. MNG Maritime was founded by Mark Gray, a former British Royal Marine. The ship has been renamed MNG Tahiti and is expected to start operations in a couple of months’ time.
Until this February the ship had been the sole regular means of access to the island of St Helena, a UK overseas territory located 1,200 miles off the west coast of Africa in the South Atlantic. Regular scheduled passenger flights to St Helena have now made the vessel’s original purpose redundant.