Buccoo Reef departs Australia, recommences journey to TT

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Buccoo Reef departs Australia, recommences journey to TT

The Buccoo Reef fast ferry has recommenced its journey to Trinidad and Tobago.

The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) announced that the Buccoo Reef is back in the seas and is making its maiden journey from Brisbane, Australia.

The ferry left Australia on Monday on its 8,914 nautical miles journey to TT.

The voyage is scheduled to take 31 days, fair weather permitting.

Problems presented during the earlier start of the delivery voyage, which caused the vessel to return to Hobart have all been investigated and corrected by the shipbuilder, INCAT, and engineers from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Repairs were impeded due to delays encountered with the supply of parts and replacement units from Germany and the USA.

NIDCO said the vessel is now expected to provide the trouble free service for which it was built.

The vessel will make two scheduled stops as follows:

1st Stop – Pape’ete – French Polynesia
2nd Stop – Panama Canal, Panama

Updates on the vessel’s progress throughout its journey will be provided.

NIDCO said it looks forward to the successful delivery of the Buccoo Reef.