Sunday 8 December, 2019

Galleon's Passage sailings cancelled on Friday

UPDATE: December 11, 2018, 3:25 pm:

Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) has clarified details surrounding the cancellation of sailings for the Galleon's Passage on Friday December 14, 2018.

The company said the cancellation of Friday sailings for the Galleon's Passage is due to the unavailability of a berth in Scarborough, due to a cruise ship which is due to arrive on the same day.

In an updated statement, TTIT said plans to relocate a berth for the Galleon's Passage are currently being finalised, however until such time, whenever a cruise ship is due to call in Scarborough there is likely to be some disruptions to the schedules of the Galleons Passage and the Cabo Star.

The cancelled sailings are as follows:

Cancelled Sailings: Galleons Passage

Date From POS From TGO

Friday 14th December 9.00am 4.00pm

Please note that affected passengers with tickets for these cancelled sailings will be accommodated on any other sailings. Passengers are not required to revalidate their ferry tickets.

TTIT said it regrets any inconvenience caused by the aforementioned changes.

 

Original story: 

The Galleon's Passage sailings have been cancelled for Friday, December 14, 2018.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT), sailings were cancelled for Friday for the 6:00 am and 4:00 pm sailings from Port of Spain. 

TTIT said passengers who will be affected by the sailings will be accommodated on the T&T Spirit which sails from Tobago at 6:30 am and departs from Port of Spain at 4:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018.

The company said passengers are not required to revalidate their ferry tickets.

The Management of TTIT said it regrets any inconvenience caused by the aforementioned changes.

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Mayaro MP Rushton Paray said the recurring issues with the Galleon's Passage have turned the situation into a 'national farce', after the vessel was forced to turn around last Wednesday (December 5, 2018) while en route to Tobago due to rough seas. 

Sinanan said in Parliament on December 7, 2018, that two ceiling panels came loose and the captain turned around as a precaution. He said the issue was fixed in-house and the vessel resumed sailing on December 6, 2018.

 

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