MV Cabo Star goes on dry-dock from April 7; will be off schedule for 19 days

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MV Cabo Star goes on dry-dock from April 7; will be off schedule for 19 days

The Inter-Island Transportation Co Ltd (TTIT) has advised that the MV Cabo Star cargo vessel will be dry-docking for maintenance works for 19 days.

A news release from TTIT, said the works include maintenance for the vessel’s optimum performance and also to maintain class certifications.

It also stated that the vessel will be docked from Sunday, April 7 to Thursday, April 25 and will return to its regular operations on Friday, April 26.

While truckers and other users of the inter-island cargo service were advised that alternative measures will be put in place to facilitate the temporary disruption, the release emphasised that priority will be given to the transportation of food and pharmaceuticals.

The alternative arrangements for the absence of the inter-island vessel were listed as follows:

Prior to the departure of the MV Cabo Star, additional sailings were scheduled to accommodate increased cargoes to/from Tobago.

A replacement vessel will be engaged to assist with the transportation of cargo to/from Tobago.

During the period of the Cabo Star’s dry-docking, vehicles up to 7,000kgs will be accommodated on the Buccoo Reef and APT James.

The Galleons Passage will be scheduled to transport light vans and trucks during this period.

Users are advised that, due to space limitations on the vessel(s), there will be no storage of cargo on the port’s compound and flatbed operations will cease during the period.

No dangerous cargoes or livestock will be transported on the Buccoo Reef and APT James.

During the absence of the vessel, priority will be given for the transport of food items and pharmaceuticals.

The release said vehicles without an accompanying driver will not be allowed on the passenger vessels Buccoo Reef, APT James and Galleons Passage.

At the Port of Spain Ferry Terminal, trucks and other vehicles will be required to park within the terminal yard to access the vessel(s). All ticketing and check-in processes will be facilitated inside the Port of Spain ferry terminal building.