Newly built ferry handed over to TT Government

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    The passenger ferry called the APT James has been completed, and was last night handed over to the T&T Government at Austal’s shipyard in Vietnam.

    The 94-metre custom designed vessel was received by representatives acting on behalf of NIDCO around 10pm.

    The APT James, which will be used for the T&T sea bridge, can hold 926 passengers and 250 cars, powered by travelling at speeds up to 37.5 knots.

    NIDCO says the vessel features the latest in Austal’s smart-ship technology, including advanced Motion control system to deliver a more comfortable and stable ride for passengers and crew.

    It did not state when the ferry will arrive in T&T.