Galleons Passage to be handed over to T&T on Wednesday

The new ferry to service the seabridge, the Galleons Passage will soon be on its way to T&T.

A post from the Twitter page of Finance Minister Colm Imbert at 9.36 pm on Monday night says; "Galleon's Passage almost ready for delivery inChinaa. Delivery is now set for Wednesday February 7th 2018."

The Galleons Passage was purchased by the government for US$17.4 million and would have by now undergone final sea trials between the ports of Guangzhou and Dongguan in China.

The vessel to be used on the seabridge accommodates 700 passengers along with 100 vehicles.

While the Tobago Chamber has said it has to wait and see what the vessel delivers, Minority Leader of the Tobago House of Assembly, Watson Duke says the acquisition is an insult to the people of Tobago and none had any part to play in its procurement.

When the vessel leaves China on February 9th, it will be heading to T&T. 

It's expected to arrive in April.

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