THA: Galicia replacement is "top priority"

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 06:30

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles is assuring Tobagonians that everything possible will be done to ensure cargo transport to Tobago will not be adversely affected by the recall of the Super Fast Galicia vessel, a statement by the THA said.

It said Charles has spoken to Minister of Works and Transportation Rohan Sinanan on the issue, who has indicated that interim plans are being made to ship bulk cargo to the island once the vessel is removed from the route.

A stakeholders meeting is also scheduled for Wednesday April 5th to further discuss the ferry service.

The Chief Secretary said the THA will treat the issue as a “top priority”, and will keep the public informed as the situation progresses.

The statement said the THA will continue to monitor the situation closely and update the public as the process moves forward.

The statement said the THA acknowledges the public concern over how Tobago is affected by the critical cargo ferry service and is working with stakeholders rectify the situation.