Galleons Passage

Galleons Passage takes 4 hours with near full load

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.

Galleons Passage goes into service Monday morning

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.


Beefed up security to prevent sabotage of Galleons Passage, other vessels

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.