The Galleons Passage will resume servicing the seabridge on Wednesday after one of the vessel’s engines had to be repaired over the weekend after encountering electrical issues, National Infrastructure Development Company (Nidco) Herbert George ha said.
The Galleons Passage left Trinidad with almost a full load earlier today and took its average four hours to get to Tobago.
Some 315 of the available 400 seats were filled while over 30 vehicles were transported to the sister island during this morning’s sailing.
The vessel left the Port of Port-of-Spain at 6 am and arrived around 10.10 in the waters off the Port of Scarborough.
Passengers were accommodated in two separate areas of the boat on the starboard and port side for the journey.
The Galleons Passage will go into service on Monday.
A statement by NIDCO today says that the maiden voyage will depart the Port-of-Spain Ferry Terminal at 6 am on Monday for Tobago.
The return sailing for the first day of service will depart the port of Scarborough at 4pm Monday.
The vessel will sail on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from Port-of-Spain at 6 am and from Scarborough at 4 pm.
Minister of Works and Transport, Rohan Sinanan says the government will move to increase security in and around all the seabridge vessels, to ensure that no one is allowed to sabotage their operations.
Speaking at today's post-Cabinet news conference, the minister says there are people who stand to benefit from the vessels not functioning properly.