The Galleons Passage will not arrive in Trinidad and Tobago until mid-May or thereabout.
That's the word from Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan as the vessel continues its journey from Hawaii en route to Acapulco, Mexico.
The new vessel was due in Mexico on April 24th but checks on the marine traffic site put a new estimated time of arrival of April 26th.
Sinanan explained that because of unforeseen delays along the route the vessel is expected to arrive by the middle of May.
He says if things go differently, then the estimated time of arrival could vary.
This contradicts information provided by Finance Minister Colm Imbert who had described as “speculative” claims that the arrival of the vessel would have been delayed by a month.
Imbert had previously given an arrival date of April 30th.