In approximately ten days, the Buccoo Reef fast ferry purchased by government to service the inter-island sea bridge will set sail for Trinidad and Tobago, after completing repairs in Australia.
The vessel, which was purchased at a cost of half a millon TT dollars, had to return to the port in Hobart, Australia on January 26th, as alarms were sounded off after traveling some 398 nautical miles on its journey to T&T.
In the House of Representatives on Friday, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said manufacturers had already identified the problem and are working to resolve it.
“It has been identified that the alarms were related to some cooling pumps at the engine of the vessel. The manufacturers have been communicated with, they have undertaken to replace the pump and Trinidad and Tobago authorities are very happy about that, because they are not just being repaired but replaced,” he explained.