fast ferryThe tardy arrival to work this morning by security officials at the Port of Port of Spain is being blamed for the delayed departure of the fast ferry to sister isle Tobago.

Passengers reported the delay.

Speaking with News Power Now today , Public Relations Officer for the Ferry Service at the Port of Port of Spain,  Vilma Lewis Cockburn said there is no confirmation that the move was prompted by industrial action.

A meeting was scheduled to be held today between the Port’s management and other parties involved, to get confirmation as to why the security officials arrived later than their stipulated time this morning.

Mrs. Lewis Cockburn told News Power Now that passengers can be assured that the service is not interrupted but may only experience delays.

She added that mechanisms are being put in place to ensure that the ferry departs no later than 7am tomorrow, should there be a delay at all.

Additionally, the Public Relations officer noted that rough sea conditions are being monitored.

She said this could lead to a longer sea crossing time, an unavoidable delay.