Ferry

Jean De La Valette on dry dock from today

The Jean De La Valette ferry is expected to go on dry dock today, and will be out of service until Saturday 8 February 2020.

In an official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Transportation Company Ltd. (TTIT), the company advises that during the period of the ferry’s dry-docking, the T&T Spirit, the Galleons Passage and the MV Cabo Star will continue to operate.

As a result of the dry-docking of the Jean De La Valette, several sailings in February on the T&T Spirit have been cancelled.

New ramp being built for seabridge ferries

A per­ma­nent ramp is be­ing con­struct­ed at the Scar­bor­ough Port to fa­cil­i­tate the dock­ing of the new in­ter-is­land fer­ry—the Jean De Valette.

The same ramp will al­so be used for the Galleons Pas­sage.

NIDCO goes ahead with ferry lease

The Na­tion­al In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment Com­pa­ny (NID­CO) has no is­sue in sign­ing a one-year lease for the Jean de la Valette with Vir­tu Fer­ries, whose man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Fran­cis Portel­li, of par­ent com­pa­ny Vit­ru Hold­ings, has been in­volved in a huge oil scan­dal in Mal­ta and has al­le­ga­tions of mon­ey laun­der­ing and bribery still hang­ing over his head.

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