T&T: Buccoo Reef catamaran set its first commercial journey

The Buccoo Reef has set its first commercial sail journey from Trinidad for Tobago on Friday 04 June 2021. This brand new high-speed traveller catamaran has now joined the recently commissioned - A.P.T. James on the inter-island way.

Trinidad and Tobago: The Buccoo Reef has set its first commercial sail journey from Trinidad for Tobago on Friday 04 June 2021. This brand new high-speed traveller catamaran has now joined the recently commissioned – A.P.T. James on the inter-island way.

On this eve, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley voyaged the Buccoo Reef at the Port of Spain before the departure of the vessel.

PM Rowley was accompanied by the Vice President of the Senate – Nigel De Freitas, Minister of Works and Transport – Senator the Hon. Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister – the Hon. Stuart Young and Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts – Senator the Hon Randall Mitchell.

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This catamaran is constructed by the Australian shipbuilder Incat. This 100-meter Buccoo Reef can host 1,000 passengers – including the crew members and 239 cars.

The catamaran also highlights a ‘Maritime Dynamics’ active ride control system, which is fitted to maximise the comfort of the passengers.

This Buccoo Reef catamaran can travel at a top velocity of – 45.3 knots and is supposed to obtain the trip in nearly three hours.

PM Keith Rowley stated that with the acquirement of these two state-of-the-art vessels, the PNM governmenthas delivered on its promise to assure a vital ferry service for Trinidad and Tobago island people.

The prime minister of Trinidad and tobago further also had a chat with the Captain of the Port – Ezra James Joaquim, who himself accompanied and showed the vessel to the officials.

One of the Trinidadian passenger – Nigel Williams explained the vessel as A-class and stated that the ride was real smooth, fast and comfortable.

The other passenger – Marsha Watson said that “She couldn’t have aspired better and there is nothing bad I could say about this boat. Although we had bad weather coming up but the captain managed it well and the ride was smooth. It should operate wonders on this route.”