Friday 19 July, 2019

Heightened security at ports after bomb scare

Heightened security checks have been implemented at the Ports following a bomb scare at the Port of Scarborough on Monday.

As a result, the Cabo Star sailing which was scheduled to leave the Port at Port of Spain at 2 pm has been pushed back to 4 pm to allow these additional checks.

The other vessels will sail at 4 pm as previously scheduled.

Emergency units were called to the Port of Scarborough following a call at 5.12 am on Monday in which the authorities were advised of a bomb on the ferries.

The vessels were disembarked while thorough checks were made by the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services (TTFS) and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Services (TTPS) and subsequently cleared for boarding at 7.15 am with heightened screening and security checks.

The Galleons Passage and the M.V Cabo Star were subjected to security checks at Port of Spain.

The Galleons Passage sailed from POS at 9.35 am with 79 passengers and is expected to sail from Scarborough at 4 pm as scheduled.

Meanwhile, the T&T Spirit sailed from Scarborough at 9.10 am with 669 passengers and 120 vehicles. It will sail from POS at 4 pm as scheduled.

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