Tuesday 7 July, 2020

TTIT: MV Cabo Star back in service since October 3

The Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Transportation Co Ltd (TTIT) is advising members of the public that the MV Cabo Star returned to service on October 3.

A statement from the TTIT noted that the vessel was withdrawn from service on September 20, to undertake its statutory dry-docking works.

The major works were successfully completed on September 28, all except the painting works which were delayed due to excessive rainfall arising out of an existing weather system. 

During the dry-docking period the following works were completed:

- Overhaul of the engines

- Internal Passenger upgrades – replaced and upgraded seating, upgrades on deck #4, new curtains, change of carpets

- Internal Painting of the vessel and its Hull

The above works were undertaken by a Team comprised of international specialists to ensure the performance of the vessel and to ensure an improved speed which, prior to the drydock, was at an average of 7.5hrs for the crossing. 

With the works done to the engines, the vessel resumed the service at reduced speed to “break in" the engines and monitor them to ensure they were working properly and safely. 

It is noteworthy that the vessel is now making the crossing within 5hrs and 50 minutes ramp to ramp, to ensure that the vessel arrives into Scarborough by 8 pm.

The MV Cabo Star continues to operate the cargo sailings with an average of 45% vehicle utilization on each sailing. The total capacity of the M.V. Cabo Star is 300 vehicles.

 

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