This 58-minute Documentary DVD features The Last Royal mail ship St Helena
For almost three decades, the RMS St Helena was the lifeline for the remote British Island whose name it shared. Passengers who travelled on this ship enjoyed St Helenian hospitality that created an atmosphere found on no other ship.
In May 2016, with her service to the few thousand islanders is about to end as she sets out on voyage 242 from the South Atlantic Island of St. Helena to London and back. A documentary film, “The Last Farewell” captures the spirit on board of a unique cargo and passenger vessel on her last journey to the UK.
Highlights include a spectacular passage down the River Thames, and the last interview with Captain Rodney Young MBE, the ship’s first St Helenian Captain.
Fellow Saint Captain Andrew Greentree was the master for the northbound voyage, and Captain Rodney brought her back home.
This 58-minute documentary also features crew members who worked on the ship, some for its entire life, and passengers who were leaving their island home for the very first time.
The RMS, as she was known, will be sorely missed even by those who welcome the arrival of air travel to St Helena. Island life revolved around the RMS dropping anchor in James Bay, or off the pier head at Ascension Island.
Sadly, Captain Rodney Young passed away very suddenly only months after this voyage. This film, “The Last Farewell” was produced by Island media legend Tony Leo, which is a tribute to St Helena, The RMS and her crew.
Produced by TL Productions.
A description of the DVD can be found here along with a trailer of the video
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