Rough seas damage ramp at fast ferry dock

By Camille Bethel

The rough seas which hit Tobago and the northern Trinidad coastline on Monday damaged the ramp at the Port of Spain fast ferry dock and has forced the National Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (Nidco) to set up a temporary ramp at the waterfront.

The dock was affected by adverse weather conditions caused by a frontal system in the Atlantic Ocean, north of the Lesser Antilles on Monday.

Nidco's communications manager, Ingrid Ishmael, yesterday said the heavy swells caused the ramp at the dock to be displaced.

"Due to repair works currently taking place on the Port of Spain Water-Taxi Service passenger ramp, passengers are currently boarding and disembarking the vessels at a temporary location along the quay wall at the waterfront, in close proximity to the existing berth," she said.

Ishmael said none of the scheduled sailings between Port of Spain and San Fernando were affected by the temporary change in the dock location, and works on the ramp were expected to be completed by today.

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