Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Watch: NIDCO shares peek of new Trinidad and Tobago ferry

Photo: Incat.

Photo: Incat.

A sneak peek of Trinidad and Tobago’s new ferry, the Buccoo Reef, was shared via NIDCO.

The Office of the Prime Minister shared a video featuring Australian Cricket Captain, Tim Paine, who joined the INCAT team for a special tour of the Buccoo Reef.

 

The vessel was also featured on WIN News Tasmania as Australian company Incat’s largest vessel built to date.

The company said the vessel can do up to four trips per day. Due to the pandemic, works which were needed to finish the ship were delayed due to engineers who were due to arrive. 

According to Incat, the vessel has an average cruising speed of around 40 knots and can transport up to 1,000 passengers including crew.

The vessel has capacity for up to transport up to 182 cars or 175 trucks.

The vessel also has four Marine Evacuation Stations (MES), two port and two starboard, each MES capable of serving a total of up to 300 persons. A total of eleven, 100-person open top reversible liferafts are fitted.

The vessel also contains two SOLAS rigid dinghies with motor and approved launch/recovery method.

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