Sinanan: All ships are functional

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Minister Rohan Sinanan – Photo of Sureash Cholai

WORKS and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan said all ships on the national sea bridge are fully operational. He gave this assurance at a meeting of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Finance on Friday.

After dismissing a claim by Oropouche West MP Dave Tancoo that the Galleons Passage ferry broke down, Sinanan said, “We now have a surplus of ships.”

After declaring that the Galleons Passage and the new Buccoo Reef fast ferry are operational, Sinanan said that it is not unusual for maritime vessels to encounter challenges from time to time. “

He said the Buccoo Reef and the APT James, both new and purchased for the Sea Bridge, “are under the manufacturer’s warranty and if there are any issues with them the cost will be to the manufacturer.” Given the arrival of the Buccoo Reef and the APT James, Sinanan said the Galleons Passage is moored in Port of Spain and goes into service when needed.

While in port, Sinanan said all maintenance that needs to be done on the passage of the galleons is being done. He added that the same applies to the TT Spirit fast ferry and it was all about preventive maintenance. “

Sinanan also spoke of an allocation of $ 53 million for the ministry to meet the operational expenses of the water taxi service.


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