The RMS St Helena commenced undocking in Simonstown this afternoon, Wednesday 3 May 2017.
After clearing the harbour, the vessel then proceeded to undertake sea trials in the bay, which were successful.
The RMS has made her way to Cape Town and was estimated to arrive at the Pilot Station at 4.30pm (St Helena time) to commence loading operations.
Passengers will embark the vessel at 12noon tomorrow (St Helena time), Thursday 4 May.
The RMS is expected to sail on V257 from Cape Town on Friday morning, 5 May 2017.
Source: St Helena Government