Passengers on inter-island ferries urged to use masks

Citizens using the sea-bridge to get between Trinidad and Tobago must now wear face masks, in addition to practising physical distancing, while travelling on the inter-island ferries.

In its latest advisory, the T&T Inter-Island Transportation Company indicates that it is strengthening its safety protocols, as part of its efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and spread.

The full text of the company’s latest advisory, follows…

RECOMMENDED USE OF FACE MASKS ON THE INTER-ISLAND FERRIES

The Management of the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) wishes to advise the travelling public that further to recommendation from the Ministry of Health to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the general population should use face masks once they are in public.

As such, from Monday 6th April, 2020 all passengers utilizing the inter-island ferries are required to adhere to the recommendation and use face masks.

The Jean De La Valette, Galleons Passage and cargo vessel – M.V Cabo Star will continue to operate and are scheduled to sail as follows:

  VESSEL  
DAY
DEPART FROM PORT OF SPAIN DEPART FROM SCARBOROUGH
JEAN DE LA VALETTE Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 4.00 PM 7.30 AM
Sunday 3.00 AM 9.30 AM
GALLEONS PASSAGE Wednesday 8.00 AM 4.00 PM
M.V CABO STAR Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday 1.00 PM 11.00 PM

The M.V. Cabo Star will not be scheduled to sail on Saturdays and public holidays.

Amended Business Hours of the Ferry Terminals:

*  Port of Spain Ferry Terminal:

Monday to Sunday (except Wednesday)    –           10.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Wednesday                                                   –           6.00 AM – 1.00 PM

*  Scarborough Ferry Terminal:

Monday to Sunday (except Saturday)        –           5.00 AM – 10.00 AM and 6.00 PM – 11.00 PM

Saturday                                                      –           5.00 AM – 10.00 AM

The Management of the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Ferry Service is committed to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and wishes to thank you for your continued support and cooperation during this time.