Thursday 20 September, 2018

Galleons Passage makes trial run to Tobago

The Galleons Passage embarked on its first trial run to Tobago on Saturday morning.

The vessel departed the Cruise Ship Complex at 6:30 am this morning for Scarborough and arrived just after 11 a.m.

However, docking has been delayed due to issues with the ramp.

NIDCO said the journey took four and a half hours.

"The Galleons Passage arrived at the Port in Scarborough, Tobago after a 4.5 hr trial run.

The crew is currently in the process of docking and analyzing all required logistics needed for a seamless operation when the vessel is commissioned into service," it said.

The crew arrived in Trinidad and Tobago last week Thursday and began familiarizing itself with the passenger vessel for today’s much anticipated trial run.

Last week, Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan said once all goes well with the trial run, the vessel should be put into service by the third week.

“What is going to happen next week, it will make its trial run to Tobago and if everything goes well, we’re hoping that by the third week the vessel should be put into work,” he said.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is reported to have said that the vessel is not a fast ferry.

 

N:B: This story was updated to include the departure and arrival times.

 

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