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11 July 2012
NP GLORY 4 MAKES HISTORY, DOCKING AT ST HELENA

NP GLORY AT ST HELENA


Sharon Henry, SHBC

The Basil Read ship NP Glory 4 has successfully docked in Ruperts Bay, making history as the first vessel of this size to do so. The captain made a cautious approach, however, everything worked perfectly and 5 minutes after the ramp was lowered, vehicles were beign driven ashore.

NP Glory docks in St Helena

Once she was securely tied up to buoys and moorings the ramp at the front of the ship was lowered and the first vehicle, a grader, drove off at 9.05am.  The operation moved fast with approximately 14 vehicles, 14 containers and other equipment to be offloaded.  Once offloading is finished the Glory will discharge fuel to the newly built tanks further up the valley. 

NP Glory docks in St Helena

The area to the Shears was cordoned off to the public with only 28 authorised people included media allowed through.  Basil Read provided a shuttle bus from the St Matthews church to the beach area for the public.  An estimated 80 onlookers watched the proceedings as well as school children.

NP Glory docks in St Helena

Once vehicles and containers are off, the public will be cleared from the lower Ruperts area as the operation moves to the discharging of over 700,000 litres of diesel fuel.

NP Glory docks in St Helena

NP Glory docks in St Helena

NP Glory docks in St Helena

NP Glory docks in St Helena

 

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