Scilly’s Swift Lady Mail Boat Gets Rapid Refit

The Swift Lady

The Swift Lady

The Royal Mail delivery boat Swift Lady has been totally rewired and re-instrumented over last weekend.

To avoid disruption to the postal service Falmouth Boat Construction had just 48 hours in which to remove and reinstate the RIB’s entire electrical infrastructure. Over time, salt water had migrated into the instrumentation and equipment, which meant it had to be replaced.

Nigel Bromham of Nike Engineering said the mainland engineers’ planning was meticulous.

The team flew here by Skybus, while their instruments and tools were shipped on the Scillonian.

In the seven years Swift Lady has been servicing the Isles of Scilly, she has completed 4,400 trips delivering and collecting mail, as well as some perishable foods, in all weathers throughout the year.