- 04 JUN 2021
Prime Minister Rowley Tours The Buccoo Reef
The Buccoo Reef set sail from Trinidad for Tobago on its first commercial journey this morning (Friday 04 June, 2021). The brand new high-speed, passenger catamaran now joins the recently-commissioned A.P.T. James on the inter-island route.
With the procurement of these two state-of-the-art vessels, the Government has delivered on its promise to ensure a reliable ferry service for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
Prime Minister Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley toured the Buccoo Reef at the Port of Port of Spain before the vessel departed. He was joined by 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.
Constructed by Australian shipbuilder Incat, the 100-meter Buccoo Reef can accommodate 1,000 passengers (including crew) and 239 cars. The vessel features a ‘Maritime Dynamics’ active ride control system which is fitted to maximise passenger comfort.
This Buccoo Reef can travel at a top speed of 45.3 knots and is expected to make the journey in approximately three hours.