M/V South Andros Express served South Andros Bahamas mid-1970s per a leaked diplomatic cable

This entry was in May 2015 and in December 2016 we have an update on the ship’s loss off Andros. SAE is shorthand for the South Andros Express and AUTEC stands for the Atlantic Underwater Testing and Evaluation Center, located on southeastern Andros:

MAILBOAT NAME: M/V South Andros Express
PAST NAMES: not known
DIMENSIONS: not known
YEAR BUILT: before 1975
BUILDER: not known
EARLY CAREER: not known
BAHAMAS CAREER: served as mailboat from Nassau to South Andros Bahamas during mid-1970s
CAPTAINS: not known
OWNERS: not known

FATE: AUTEC personnel – American servicemen in the US Navy or under contract mostly – have started a FaceBook page and shared the above comment by Mr. Jim Gilson among others. 

Source: Listed as an active mailboat in a 1975 cable from the Bahamas to the US government on 29 August and leaked by wikileaks (www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1975NASSAU01435_b.html)

Also a screen shot shared by Eddie Spargur from the AUTEC group’s face page.