IT was a risky venture for any state enterprise of Trinidad and Tobago to undertake.
One boat (the Super-Fast Galicia) had waved goodbye to our shores.
The other vessels were unreliable.
And there was a looming crisis as passengers grew increasingly frustrated and angry about the troubled bridge over Trinbago waters.
It was in this political powder keg, that the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) adopted from the very inception extraordinary processes to deal with this extraordinary development.
But this approach was fraught with risks.