There are many questions today on the presence of the Ocean Flower 2 in Trinidad and Tobago’s waters.
The passenger ferry is now in T&T’s waters and its owner Bridgeman Services Group Limited says the vessel is here for “a pre-planned dry-docking” following its repositioning from Asia.
However reports indicate that Bridgemans has also put in a new bid for the sea bridge and had a representative present during public tenders opened by the Port Authority of T&T yesterday.
Former Transport Minister Steven Cadiz says the presence of the Ocean Flower 2 in T&T’s waters is now the symbol embarrassment that is the failed procurement process for vessels for Trinidad and Tobago.
He said that Ministry’s handling of the presence of the vessel also raises important questions.