The Cabo Star cargo vessel will continue servicing the inter-island sea bridge at a reduced rate for at least two more years as a replacement it yet to be found.
This announcement comes today from Works Minister Rohan Sinanan, more than two years after the vessel was first introduced to carry materials and goods between Trinidad and Tobago.
Speaking at the Post Cabinet media briefing he says NIDCO’s recent efforts to secure a replacement vessel failed due to pricing issues leading them back to the Cabo Star.
Mr Sinanan says in the meantime, NIDCO will be looking to have a new cargo vessel built.
Mr Sinanan says the new passenger ferries, one of which is expected in November, would also be able to hold cargo, providing additional support to the Cabo Star.