The Port Authority has advised that the water taxi which was scheduled to transport passengers to and from Tobago during the period March 27 – April 03, is undergoing repairs at this time.
The Port says that as such, all sailings of the water taxi have been cancelled.
A statement by the Port Authority says it will continue to transport passengers via Caribbean Airlines on a first come first served basis.
Panic broke out onboard a water taxi servicing the seabridge this afternoon when the vessel stalled, leaving dozens of passengers stranded.
The vessel shut-down just off the North Coast of Trinidad with approximately 50 passengers on board.
Smoke was seen coming from the back of the vessel, leading many to believe a fire broke out on the boat.
Passengers had to be later transferred to the Cabo Star and a Coast Guard vessel.
One passenger onboard the "Trini Flash" told us the water-taxi began servicing the seabridge between Trinidad and Tobago only today.
The Ministry of Works says the water taxi that was out of service on Wednesday has been repaired and is back in service.
The Ministry issued this statement today.
"The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the travelling public that overnight repair work to the water taxi vessel “Trini Flash” has been completed.
Consequently, full service has been restored on the water taxi routes to and from San Fernando.
The Ministry also wishes to advise that two other vessels are currently undergoing their regularly scheduled maintenance overhaul.
Five men from Aranguez were spotted by passengers on the water taxi just off Port of Spain.
A passenger on the water taxi alerted the coast guard about the men, and two interceptors were deployed from the Hyatt to rescue them.
According to the Coast Guard, the men said they were fishing in a small vessel when a wave capsized the boat.