RMS ST HELENA LEAVES PORTLAND

The Royal Mail ship the RMS St Helena leaving Portland Port in Dorset UK. The ship serves the tiny South Atlantic islands of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha. She is one of only two ocean-going vessels in the world still to carry the venerable title of Royal Mail Ship, held in the past by so many famous British passenger liners. In addition to carrying passengers in well-fed comfort, she is a lifeline for residents on her island namesake as she carries all their goods and supplies to St Helena. From wind turbines to automotive parts; sheep, goats, and Christmas turkeys to furniture, food and paint, everything has to be carried by ship to the island. The film made a few years ago by Dorset Media Service and can now be seen at www.thetraveltrunk.net