Works Minister Rohan Sinanan and ministry officials awaiting the arrival of the Buccoo Reef at the Port of Port-of-Spain.

The arrival of the HSC Buccoo Reef was delayed by over an hour and a half on Tuesday.

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan said the vessel arrived in the Gulf of Paria channel at 1 pm but was delayed as several cargo vessels were leaving the channel. He said port authorities do not allow two vessels in the channel at the same time.

The vessel will be docked for about a month once it arrives.

At 2.30 pm, Sinanan said the crew were already heading into the Cruise Ship Complex to dock and the vessel is expected to dock by 3 pm.