Members of the public hoping to travel to Tobago via passenger ferry will not be able to do so, as the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has withdrawn the T&T Express.

Port officials issued a statement on Wednesday night noting that the vessel was pulled to secure the safety of passengers, vehicles and crew.

In light of this, customers who have purchased confirmed tickets during the period February 8 to 14 will be accommodated on Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) flights based on the availability of seats.

An available seat will be provided at no extra cost to the passenger, on a first come first served basis.

The vehicles of passengers with confirmed tickets will be accommodated on the daily sailing of the Cabo Star and all ticket holders will be shuttled via PTSC to the Piarco International Airport and the ANR International Airport accordingly at no additional cost.

Confirmed passengers will be required to check in at the Port of Spain or Scarborough Passenger Terminal prior to accessing the shuttle.

Only passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to access this facility according to looptt.

This is the latest fiasco to plague the sea bridge as the T&T Express has been down for repairs multiple times in recent months.

However, Finance Minister Colm Imbert tweeted on Monday that the newly leased passenger ferry, the Galleons Passage, was expected to be delivered to NIDCO in China on Wednesday.

The vessel is scheduled to set sail for Trinidad and Tobago on February 9th, 2018 and will arrive in approximately two months.

NIDCO will operate the Galleons Passage, which would be leased to the Port Authority by NIDCO.