Saturday, March 17, 2018

New ferry delayed in China*

Tweeted about ­setback: Colm Imbert

WHILE the Port Authority of Trini­dad and Tobago (PATT) was up to yesterday waiting for mandatory inspections to be carried out on the T&T Express, Finance Minister Colm Imbert confirmed the Government's newly-­purchased passenger ferry, Galleons Passage, has been delayed in China.

Imbert yesterday responded to public and media questions over the status of Galleons Passage via Twitter, saying China's week-long New Year celebrations have delayed some of the paperwork necessary for the vessel to leave that country for its two-month journey to T&T.

The T&T Express was last week taken off the water following a series of breakdowns, and is currently awaiting inspection before the renewal of its class certificate from the international body, DNV.


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