The Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Transport Company (TTIT) is advising of changes to the sailing schedule of the seabridge’s cargo vessel—the MV Cabo Star, from this weekend.

According to the TTIT, this is mainly because its operations have been scaled-back because of the current COVID-19 crisis.

In addition, the TTIT is reminding customers and passengers that they must adhere to the Public Health Ordinance / COVID-19 regulations, namely the hygiene, social distancing and other safety protocols, to slow the spread of the disease.

The full text of the advisory from the TTIT, follows.

NON-SAILING OF THE M.V CABO STAR ON SUNDAYS

The Management of TTIT wishes to advise all Port Users that the measures to contain the COVID-19 virus have restricted the movement of persons and other resources at this time.

This has resulted in the reduction of cargo to be transported to and from Tobago, mainly cargo to be shipped on Sundays. As such due to reduced demands the M.V Cabo Star will not be sailing on Sundays, with effect from Sunday 3rd May, 2020.

In addition to the M.V Cabo Star not sailing on Saturdays which is its maintenance day, the vessel will not be sailing on Sundays until such time that the situation returns to normalcy.

In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 all customers/passengers utilising the interisland service must adhere to the following guidelines:

*  Undergo a screening exercise prior to entering our port terminals and ferries.

*  Anyone displaying flu like symptoms are not allowed to enter the terminal without proof of medical assessment.

*  Wear face masks.

*  Wash/sanitize hands prior to entering the terminals.

*  Practice proper social distancing in the terminals and on the ferries.

*  Restrict movement during sailings and be reminded that café and bar will be closed.

This organisation is committed to providing critical inter-island ferry operations; however, the travelling public is hereby advised that only essential travel should be entertained at this time, to reduce the risk of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus.