Galleons Passage

Jean De La Valette on dry dock from today

The Jean De La Valette ferry is expected to go on dry dock today, and will be out of service until Saturday 8 February 2020.

In an official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Transportation Company Ltd. (TTIT), the company advises that during the period of the ferry’s dry-docking, the T&T Spirit, the Galleons Passage and the MV Cabo Star will continue to operate.

As a result of the dry-docking of the Jean De La Valette, several sailings in February on the T&T Spirit have been cancelled.

Galleons Passage functioning in capacity intended for—Sinanan

Less than two months af­ter the Galleons Pas­sage be­gan op­er­at­ing the Seabridge be­tween the two is­lands, the Gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues to face a bar­rage of crit­i­cism over its less than stel­lar per­for­mance which most re­cent­ly saw retro­fit­ted pan­els be­com­ing dis­lodged and dam­ag­ing at least two ve­hi­cles be­ing trans­port­ed to To­ba­go.

The in­ci­dent, which oc­curred last Wednes­day, was said to be the lat­est in a long line of op­er­a­tional is­sues af­fect­ing the smooth sail­ing of the Galleons Pas­sage.

Sailing of Galleons Passage

The TTIT wishes to advise the public that the Galleons Passage will set sail from POS at 11:00 am from POS tomorrow.

The following is a press release from the TTIT:

"The Management of the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Co. Ltd. (TTIT) wishes to advise the travelling public that the Galleons Passage will sail on Saturday 08th December 2018 as follows: 

From POS: 11.00 AM 

From TGO 4.30 PM 

Change in sailing times for T&T Spirit, Galleons Passage

The management of the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company is advising of changes in sailing times of the T&T Spirit and the Galleons Passage.

With regards to the T&T Spirit, from 30th November, all Friday sailings will depart Port of Spain at 4 pm instead of 5 pm as previously advertised.

All Saturday sailings from Scarborough will depart at 6.30 am instead of 7.30 am as previously advertised.

Galleons Passage returns Wednesday

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.

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.