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Mechanical issues cause inter island travel woes again

More inter island travel woes this morning, this as passengers booked to travel between Trinidad and Tobago at 6:30am, aboard the T&T Spirit were told that their sailing had been cancelled.
News Power Now spoke with Communications Specialist at the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, Mrs. Vilma Lewis Cockburn who said the problem was once again owed to mechanical implications.
She assured the vessel would now depart Port of Spain at 2pm today, accommodating passengers who had initially booked for both the 6:30am and 4:00pm sailings.
A notice from the Port Authority also indicated that passengers in Tobago who had booked 6:30am and 4pm sailings would be accommodated instead at 8pm.
Mrs. Lewis Cockburn told News Power Now that international regulations require that crew members must be allowed between 8 and 10 hours of rest between sailings.
She also said both vessels- the T&T Spirit and the T&T Express are scheduled to dry dock for servicing in June and September respectively.
There have been reports that passengers at the Port Authority are frustrated that they are experiencing delays once again.
News Power Now was informed by one man whose daughter has been affected that the T&T Spirit is experiencing mechanical issues.

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