The ship ST. Helena, in charge of transporting all the logistics of the Extreme E including the flagship vehicles of the competition, the “Odyssey 21”, arrived on the mainland on March 14, specifically in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
On the afternoon of February 18, after a great celebration led by the founder of the competition, Alejandro Agag, the ST Helena sailed for the first time after being for more than 2 years in a remodeling and modernization process, which had as main purpose to minimize the emissions.
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Nevertheless, beyond serving only as a means of transport, the ship in question has also become a “floating center”, since at the same time it was on board, the laboratory came into action with the research team that intends to develop projects within benefit of sustainability.
In addition, in the route, the ST. Helena collected some highly polluting waste from the sea such as plastic and aluminum, with which the trophies that the winners of each of the 5 competitions that will be held during 2021 will be made later in the trophies that will be hit by climate change.
Past ST. Helena
It was on February 10, 2018 when the RMS (Royal Mail Ship) ST. Helena made its last voyage from the island of St Helena, when the ship functioned as a supply and lifeguard, sailing between the waters of Cape Town and the British Overseas Territory.
Previously, this ship belonged to the Royal Mail Steamship, a company that has operated since 1840 and owns the historic ocean liner, the RMS Titanic.
One more step for Extreme E!
It will be between April 3-4 when the first electric off-road SUV competition, the Extreme E, will debut, which will see their first race in the desert of Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.
Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, will participate in the competition, although not as drivers but as creators of the teams, with the exception of the last one that will cover both facets.
Written by | Osward Rubio