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Rohan: Ferry fixed within 30 minutes

Hydraulic line on Spirit springs a leak

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan.
Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan.

MINISTER of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan yesterday described as “not a major mishap” the hydraulics leak that had earlier caused an hour’s delay in the arrival in Trinidad from Tobago of the ferry the TT Spirit. He was speaking at yesterday’s post- Cabinet news briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.

“One of the hydraulic lines sprung a leak as the vessel was about to berth at the Port of Port of Spain. It took close to half an hour to have it repaired.

“It was repaired on board by the crew on board and that would have caused a delay of just about one hour.”

He said the vessel was supposed to berth at 9.30 am, but the repairs and the need for it to then go back out to sea to re-enter the port caused a total delay of an hour.

“This was not a major mishap. These are things that will happen from time to time.”

He was glad the crew was able to fix the line, using a part kept on board.

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