Thursday 23 January, 2020

Another Ferry Fiasco as passenger ferries suspended

There will be no passenger ferries to Tobago from today (Monday) until March 22, after the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) pulled all vessels which are currently undergoing repairs, from servicing the sea bridge.

PATT issued a statement which said that in the interest of public safety it has decided to temporarily suspend the operations of the T&T Express and the T&T Spirit until all outstanding works are completed. 

This is the latest fiasco to hit the sea bridge and affect inter-island travel.

The T&T Express has been the lone passenger vessel to operate in recent weeks and according to PATT, has been making the crossing in approximately 4 hrs.

The Authority said the vessel is over-due for its statutory maintenance programme. 

Meanwhile, the T&T Spirit which was expected to resume service on March 13, will remain docked to continue repairs. The vessel is scheduled to resume operations on or by March 22, 2018.

From March 13, only tickets for the Cabo Star will be sold.

Members of the public are advised that Caribbean Airlines will be accommodating passengers on flights at no extra cost, as previously done during the carnival season.

Passengers with confirmed tickets up to March 22 will be required to go directly to Caribbean Airlines Domestic Counter on the confirmed date of travel to check-in.

The vehicles of passengers with confirmed tickets will be accommodated on the daily sailing of the Cabo Star and all ticket holders will be shuttled via PTSC to the Piarco International Airport and the ANR International Airport at no additional cost.


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