The Buccoo Reef has left Australia again to journey to Trinidad and Tobago. The National Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (Nidco) said the fast ferry recommenced its 8,914-mile maiden journey to TT on Monday.
The voyage is scheduled to take 31 days, fair weather permitting.
Nidco said problems which arose early during the January voyage – leaking pumps that caused the vessel to return to Hobart, Tasmania – have all been investigated and corrected by the shipbuilder, INCAT, and engineers from the Original Equipment Manufacturers. It said repairs were delayed owing to problems encountered with the supply of parts and replacement units from Germany and USA. Nidco said the vessel is now expected to provide trouble-free service.
The Buccoo Reef will make two scheduled stops at Pape’ete, French Polynesia and at the Panama Canal, Panama before its arrival in TT.
The Buccoo Reef will join the APT James fast ferry as two brand-new vessels to service the seabridge.