Today’s sailing of the T&T Spirit from Tobago will be delayed by one hour.
According to a release issued by the management team for the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Ferry Service (TTIT), the originally scheduled 4:00 pm departure from Tobago will instead be at 5:00 pm.
The TTIT apologises for any inconvenience caused to the public.
The ferry service management team also says there will be an additional sailing of the Cabo Star this weekend.
The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is advising that the M.V Cabo Star will not be sailing on Saturday 07th April, 2018.
There are 28 passengers with vehicles, from Port of Spain, that were required to travel on the cancelled sailing of the T&T Spirit on this day.
The port is asking these persons to bring their vehicles on Sunday 08th April, 2018 to be transported on the Cabo Star.
Check- in of vehicles starts at 9 am for the sailing at 12 noon.
The vessel will sail from Tobago at 11 pm.
A Mason Hall man, who is alleged to have transported $360,000 worth of marijuana from Trinidad to Tobago aboard the Cabo Star on Monday, is expected to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Rodney Rooplal, 36, a sales clerk of Sandy River, Mason Hall, was arrested by officers of the Scarborough CID, at the Scarborough Port, around 8:30 pm on Monday, after disembarking the ferry.
Illegal drugs being off-loaded from the Cabo Star vessel have been seized by police and a man has been charged with trafficking.
The discovery was made around 8.30 last evening after the cargo vessel docked at Scarborough in Tobago.
Reports are that a panel van coming off the Cabo Star from Trinidad was searched by police officers of the Scarborough CID and Tobago Task Force.
Officers found a total of 6 kilogrammes of marijuana wrapped in 10 individual packets.
The illegal substance is said to be valued at over $350,000.
Malfunctioning toilets on the lone cargo vessel servicing the domestic route forced passengers to relieve themselves inside and overboard the vessel during nine hours of sailing between T&T.
The recent malfunctioning was a result of rocks, lemons and clothing placed in the toilet by passengers which choked the vessel’s sewer system, according to the Port Authority.
On Saturday, head of the watchdog group Fixin T&T Kirk Waithe posted photographs on WhatsApp showing “out of order” signs stuck on the doors of the male and female toilets.
Watch as a man explains the challenges now being experienced by persons who use the Cabo Star to transfer their vehicles between Trinidad and Tobago.
As the man explains, the Cabo Star docked in Port-of-Spain from Tobago, and 45 minutes later, vehicles could not leave the vessel.
He explains that drivers have to fly from Crown Point, Tobago to Piarco, Trinidad, and no vehicle can disembark until the drivers arrive.
The Trinidad & Tobago Inter-Island Transportation Company has said that the M.V Cabo Star will be undertaking necessary maintenance works on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October to improve the performance of the vessel.
As such, all scheduled sailings on Sunday 29th will be cancelled.
It said that the sailing schedule will resume from Monday 30th October as follows:
From Port-of-Spain - 2.00pm. & from Tobago - 11.00pm.