Medical emergency delays inaugural sailing of new ferry

he in­au­gur­al sail­ing of the Jean De La Valette (JDLV) on do­mes­tic seabridge was de­layed this morn­ing be­cause of a med­ical emer­gency.

Vil­ma Lewis- Cock­burn, act­ing Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer (CEO) of the T&T In­ter-Is­land Trans­porta­tion Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed, said the ves­sel de­part­ed Scar­bor­ough at 6.57 am, 27 min­utes lat­er than its ex­pect­ed de­par­ture time.


" The ves­sel was de­layed due to a med­ical sit­u­a­tion abroad which re­quired the in­ter­ven­tion of the state am­bu­lance. The am­bu­lance dis­em­barked the ves­sel at 6:40 and the JDLV de­part­ed sub­se­quent­ly," she said.

The ves­sel, which set sail from To­ba­go with 723 pas­sen­gers and 130 ve­hi­cles, is ex­pect­ed to leave Port-of-Spain for the re­turn trip to Scar­bor­ough. It will sail from Scar­bor­ough at 6.30 am and from Port of Spain at 4 pm dai­ly.

The Jean De La Valette sailed from Port-of-Spain on Wednes­day with Gov­ern­ment and oth­er of­fi­cials on board and ar­rived just be­fore 5 pm at the Scar­bor­ough port.

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