T&T Spirit

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.

Change to ferry sailing time

Today’s sailing of the T&T Spirit from Tobago will be delayed by one hour.

According to a release issued by the management team for the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Ferry Service (TTIT), the originally scheduled 4:00 pm departure from Tobago will instead be at 5:00 pm.

The TTIT apologises for any inconvenience caused to the public.

The ferry service management team also says there will be an additional sailing of the Cabo Star this weekend.

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.

Damaged gear ring delays T&T Spirit

The Port Au­thor­i­ty of T&T has apol­o­gised to pas­sen­gers who had to en­dure a de­lay ear­li­er to­day af­ter the T&T Spir­it en­coun­tered en­gine trou­ble ahead of its jour­ney from Scar­bor­ough to Port-of-Spain.

In a re­lease, act­ing In­ter-Is­land Trans­porta­tion CEO Vil­ma Lewis-Cock­burn said the de­lay was due to a dam­aged starter mo­tor and gear ring on the port in­ner main en­gine which was dis­cov­ered dur­ing start-up.

She not­ed that the ves­sel did not stall dur­ing the voy­age as was be­ing re­port­ed.

Port cancels Wednesday sailings of T&T Spirit

The T&T Spirit is to be taken off service on Wednesdays as part of a new maintenance schedule.

The Port Authority says this arrangement will commence from Wednesday 23rd May, 2018.

It says that the schedule will be adjusted within any week that there is an expected increase in demand and that travellers will be advised.

The Port Authority says Wednesdays are usually short sailing days as the demand for the service on this day is usually low, and the vessel operates at 6.30 am from Tobago and 12.00 noon from Port of Spain.

Spirit makes it to Port-of-Spain following fuel-leak delay

The T&T Spirit has made it to Trinidad in spite of a fuel leak that caused a delay in Tobago.

 The Port Authority says the Spirit left Scarborough today at 7.57am with 455 passengers and 111 vehicles.

The vessel was delayed due to a fuel leak on the Starboard Outer Main Engine side which was rectified by the vessel’s and night maintenance crews.

The vessel arrived into Port-of-Spain at 10.50 am.

Trouble on the T&T Spirit again as hydraulics prevent docking for over an hour

Less than one week into service the tt spirit experiences problems which delayed the docking at Port-of-Spain.

Port officials confirmed the vessel was unable to berth as a hydraulic hose burst on the starboard side.

The T&T Spirit left Scarborough at 6.25am with 366 passengers and 129 vehicles.

Upon arrival into Port-of-Spain at 9.30 am the crew alerted port officials and the problem was repaired.

The repair works delayed the dismemberment process for one hour and a half.

Passengers say the emergency feature on the vessel was not appropriate.

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