The following is a media release sent by the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago regarding the dredging of a dock and the temporary relocation of the Galleon's Passage.
The Board and Management of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago continue to effect measures to enhance the operations of the Government Shipping Service. To this end, a contract has been awarded to Dutch Dredging B.V for “the dredging of area at Queens Wharf and Caricom Wharves POS and ancillary works for the Government Shipping Service” to an appropriate depth to cater for the existing and future cargo and passenger requirements.
The dredging project is expected to commence from Friday 14th June, 2019. During the period of the project works the Galleons Passage will be relocated to Berth #3, at the Cruise Ship Complex. The travelling public is advised that effective Sunday 16th June, 2019 and until further notice, there will be a temporary suspension of vehicles being transported on the Galleons Passage. Please note that the processing of passengers will continue at the POS Terminal building and passengers will be shuttled to the Cruise Ship Complex. The T&T Spirit will continue its normal operations from the POS Ferry Terminal, with passenger and vehicle capability.
The Galleons Passage will maintain its normal schedule, operating on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays departing POS at 9.00am and from Scarborough at 4.00pm on said days.
Please be advised that passengers who may wish to send their vehicles to/from Tobago can be facilitated on the M.V Cabo Star – vehicles only service which departs POS at 2.00pm Mondays to Fridays and 12.30pm on Sundays; and departing Scarborough Sunday to Friday at 11pm.
Customers are advised of the following process when travelling on board the Galleons Passage from POS:
Walk on Passengers:
Step 1 On day of sailing, have a confirmed ticket in hand.
Step 2 Check-in at the the Port of Spain Ferry Terminal two (2) hours prior to scheduled sailing time for checking-in. At this time bags are scanned and tagged to be taken to the vessel.
Step 3 Proceed to the Passenger Lounge to await the PTSC bus which will transport all passengers to the Cruise Ship Complex to access the vessel.
Step 4 Upon arrival at Cruise Ship Complex, passengers will proceed to pre-boarding security checks and then proceed to boarding the Galleons Passage.
Step 5 Arrive at destination and collect bags.
Passengers who are departing from Tobago on the