The Management of the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) says some crew members of the M.V. Cabo Star have tested positive for COVID-19. TTIT says the vessel has been sanitized and no passengers will be allowed to travel on the vessel. However, truckers will be allowed on the ferry with restrictions. The following is a press release from the TTIT:
The Management of the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) wishes to advise the users of the M.V. Cabo Star that some crew members have tested positive for COVID-19. In response, the Management has consulted with major stakeholders to mitigate any further spread of the virus.
In the circumstances, the following measures have been implemented:-
With immediate effect, the M.V. Cabo Star will sail with cargo only on Wednesday 22nd, and Thursday 23rd September, 2021.
The vessel will continue to load vehicles uninterrupted as scheduled but no passengers will be allowed to travel on the vessel. However, truckers will be accommodated on the ferries as follows:
The entire vessel has been sanitized and the crew members have been restricted from going into the vehicle loading area, to prevent interaction with any persons loading / offloading vehicles.
As an extra measure of precaution, all employees who secure vehicles for sailings will be required to wear full PPE to execute their duties.
The scheduled sailings of the M.V Cabo Star on Sunday 26th September, 2021 have been cancelled due to low bookings. The Management regrets any inconvenience which may be caused by these actions but they are unavoidably necessary.
The public is hereby advised that all protocols are being observed and we continue to collaborate closely with the Public Health officials, to ensure the safety of crew, members of staff and the travelling public.