The inter-island ferries – the APT James (left), the T&T Spirit (centre), and the Galleons Passage (right).

The Management of the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) is advising of an updated operations schedule on the inter-island ferries on the seabridge, following on the new COVID-19 Regulations outlined by Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley on Thursday 29th April 2021, and which have been published today.

The TTIT advisory notes that the inter-island ferries will be reduced to 25% passenger capacity, effective Friday 30th April and until Sunday 23rd May 2021, in accordance with the new regulations.

As such, the TTIT advises that the revised passenger capacities on the ferries are as follows:

●   APT James – 200 passengers

●   T&T Spirit – 200 passengers

●   Galleons Passage – 150 passengers

The TTIT assures that in instances where the existing passenger list exceeds the reduced capacity, passengers will be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis.  It also encourages the travelling public to only entertain essential travel at this time, due to the reduced passenger capacity.

In addition, the travelling public is reminded of the following guidelines implemented at the ferry service to contain the spread of COVID-19:

●   Wear face masks at all times whilst on the Port’s compound and during sailings.

●   Undergo temperature screening exercise prior to entering our port terminals and ferries.

●   Anyone exhibiting flu like symptoms (fever, coughing, sneezing etc.) will not be allowed to enter the terminals without proof of medical assessment.

●   Wash/sanitize hands at the wash stations installed at the terminals or use the sanitization stations to sanitize hands.

●   Practice proper social distancing in the terminal environment, terminals and on the ferries.

●   Persons are reminded to avoid congregating and any close contact with persons in the queue.

●   Restrict movement on the vessels during sailings.

●   Limited cafeteria operations.  Passengers are required to travel with their consumables.