The APT James

The APT James has been officially handed over to the Government.

A release from the Ministry of Works and Transport said that the vessel, one of two new ferries being acquired for the seabridge, was handed over on Wednesday morning.

According to the ministry, the ferry will provide high-speed passenger and vehicle operations between Trinidad and Tobago.

It has capacity for 926 passengers and 250 cars, powered by travelling at speeds up to 37.5 knots.

It was built by Austal, the Australian company contracted by NIDCO to design and build the vehicle and passenger catamaran, at its new shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam.