Trinidad and Tobago ferry prepares for journey to Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago’s new Ro-Pax catamaran is on its way to the Caribbean from China.

Scheduled to operate between Port of Spain and Scarborough, Galleons Passage left the Nansha shipyard last Tuesday for a four-hour trip to Hong Kong.

Trinidad and Tobago Finance Minister Colm Imbert confirmed via Twitter that Chinese New Year celebrations had delayed the process for acquiring the required permits for trans-Pacific Ocean travel and the Panama Canal.

Once celebrations end, Galleons Passage will travel 11,000 nautical miles from Hong Kong to Port of Spain.

Galleons Passage was bought by the island nation’s National Infrastructure Development Company, which will provide updates on the journey.

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