Watch as a man explains the challenges now being experienced by persons who use the Cabo Star to transfer their vehicles between Trinidad and Tobago.
As the man explains, the Cabo Star docked in Port-of-Spain from Tobago, and 45 minutes later, vehicles could not leave the vessel.
He explains that drivers have to fly from Crown Point, Tobago to Piarco, Trinidad, and no vehicle can disembark until the drivers arrive.
The Port Authority says that in the interest of public safety, it has decided to temporarily suspend the operations of the passenger ferries until all outstanding works are completed.
The T&T Express has been the lone passenger vessel in service and has been making the crossing in approximately 4 hrs and is over-due for its statutory maintenance programme.
The T&T Spirit was expected to resume the service on March 13 however, there are still some outstanding works to be addressed, and is now expected to resume operations on or by March 22, 2018.
The board of directors at the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) have fired the port's General Manager and Acting CEO of the Port-of-Spain INfrastructure Company, Charmaine Lewis.
A letter of dismissal dated October 9th, 2018 and signed by the PATT chairman, Alison Lewis has been sent to Charmaine Lewis.
The letter cited Lewis' refusal to follow the board's directive to proceed on accumulated leave which was said to be over and above the permitted maximum accumulated amount of 114 days.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley needs to come on the port and deal with the situation leaving people of T&T stranded at either the Port-of-Spain or Scarborough Ferry terminal.
This is the cry from frustrated passengers in Scarborough today, after they were informed the T&T Express which was supposed to bring passengers from Trinidad to Tobago yesterday, and return today at 6.30 am, had remained berthed at the port in Port-of-Spain.