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INCAT TO BUILD A NEW SHIP FOR TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Friday, January 18, 2019 

Incat Tasmania will provide a new vessel to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, as announced to the island's parliament by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, this week. The new fast passenger / cargo ferry will have capacity for 1000 persons, including 224 VIP seats, and will carry 239 cars or a combination of trucks and cars.

The Trinidad & Tobago inter-island seabridge has previously been served by two Incat vessels, the T&T Express (pictured) and T&T Spirit. Incat Chairman Robert Clifford said: “Incat is pleased that the Trinidad and Tobago Government has made the decision to invest further in their vital seabridge connection with the purchase a newbuild vessel and we look forward to delivering their new ship in 2020”.    

As with the previous two Incat ferries that operated on the seabridge, the new vessel will incorporate a range of onboard catering facilities with restaurant, kiosk and bars serving the central and aft cabins and the forward VIP area, a gift shop. The vessel will include a prisoner holding cell for transfers between Trinidad and Tobago.

Incat will soon commence construction of the Trinidad ferry at the shipyard in Hobart, Tasmania. The latest ship to emerge from the Incat Tasmania shipyard, the 110m HSC Saint John Paul II, will undergo sea trials over the next week and is set to depart late January for her new home with Virtu Ferries in Malta servicing the route between Malta and Sicily.

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