This update comes on the heels of Monday’s swim protest against issues affecting sea transportation between Port of Spain and Scarborough, by Minority leader of the THA, Watson Duke.
In a media release it is noted that both the T&T Spirit and the T&T Express have been scheduled to undergo mandatory dry-dockings over the period June to November, 2017.
The T&T Spirit is undergoing its mandatory dry-docking effective June, 2017 and continuing and immediately following its return to service, the T&T Express will proceed on its mandatory dry-docking.
Consequently, the sea bridge is currently being serviced on a daily basis by the T&T Express, which is supplemented by a passenger service provided by one of the water taxis.
In June, 2017, the Ministry of Works and Transport awarded a contract for a one year time charter of a suitable Roll-on Roll-off cargo vessel, the M.V. Cabo Star, to transport cargo comprising commercial trucks, vans and containers on the sea bridge.