TriniTuner.com  |  Latest Event:  

Forums

The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!! Galleons Passage is here

this is how we do it.......

Moderator: 3ne2nr Mods

User avatar
Dizzy28
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 8484
Joined: February 8th, 2010, 8:54 am
Location: People's Republic of Bananas

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby Dizzy28 » February 28th, 2018, 4:43 pm

SR wrote:Why does it need modifications and why cuba?? Isnt this a new boat built specifically for the seabridge between both islands?


Nope this boat was built for Gran Cacique of Venezuela in 2016 under the name Dona Mercedes and they couldn't pay.
Its been parked for a year thereabouts waiting for some new suckers. Why Cuba is anyone's guess.
http://www.looptt.com/content/10-things ... nger-ferry

Advertisement
toyolink
3NE 2NR Power Seller
Posts: 2163
Joined: May 22nd, 2010, 11:24 am

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby toyolink » February 28th, 2018, 4:44 pm

It coming but it aint ready to go to work since things have to be installed in Cuba.
April kinda getting iffy.
This is a real mamaguy going on.
At least a big boy in Tobago is of the view that this saga is teaching Tobago peoples the virtue of exercising patience with dignity.
One thing for sure if this continues Tobago may end -up with a population of the most dignified sufferers in the Caribbean.

User avatar
The_Honourable
punchin NOS
Posts: 2951
Joined: June 14th, 2009, 3:45 pm
Location: Land of Stupidity and Corruption

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby The_Honourable » February 28th, 2018, 9:45 pm

Is it true that most tobagonians work for the THA hence why dey quiet?

User avatar
De Dragon
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 9682
Joined: January 27th, 2004, 3:49 am
Location: Enjoying my little miracles............

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby De Dragon » March 1st, 2018, 1:44 am

Dizzy28 wrote:
SR wrote:Why does it need modifications and why cuba?? Isnt this a new boat built specifically for the seabridge between both islands?


Nope this boat was built for Gran Cacique of Venezuela in 2016 under the name Dona Mercedes and they couldn't pay.
Its been parked for a year thereabouts waiting for some new suckers. Why Cuba is anyone's guess.
http://www.looptt.com/content/10-things ... nger-ferry

Stupid kants in the GORTT will milk this ferry for every single cent before it reaches Trinidad. Built in China, modified in Cuba? Those countries not known for transparency, or accountability. Again, another example of saying one thing and then declaring to the world that we're banana republic. Aren't ship and marine services one of our diversification thrust areas?

User avatar
shake d livin wake d dead
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 18192
Joined: July 20th, 2009, 1:25 pm
Location: all over

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » March 1st, 2018, 6:15 am

so ah extra 2 milli just so....nice nice

User avatar
bess almera
Sweet on this forum
Posts: 263
Joined: May 5th, 2007, 2:48 am
Location: eastside

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby bess almera » March 3rd, 2018, 3:30 pm

TT spirit back from Drydock.
Amen.

K74T
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 16131
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 11:01 pm

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby K74T » March 3rd, 2018, 10:27 pm

Hope the vessel is maintained properly now

User avatar
The_Honourable
punchin NOS
Posts: 2951
Joined: June 14th, 2009, 3:45 pm
Location: Land of Stupidity and Corruption

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby The_Honourable » March 3rd, 2018, 11:42 pm

Money have to make somewhere :idea:

$2.35m more to be spent on ferry*

THE Galleons Passage passenger ferry will cost taxpayers an additional US$350,000 (TT$2.35 million) to ­retrofit before it is ready for the ­inter-island seabridge.

Despite this, Finance Minister Colm Imbert says Trinidad and Tobago has gotten value for money.

Imbert told the Sunday Express that even with the added cost of modifications to the vessel, the total cost is still less than two independent valuations of the vessel.

The ferry was purchased for US$17.4 million (about TT$117 million).

Source: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20180303 ... t-on-ferry

User avatar
rallyman
Street 2NR
Posts: 41
Joined: April 19th, 2003, 10:57 pm
Location: Trinidad
Contact:

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby rallyman » March 8th, 2018, 5:32 pm

Galleons Passage has not yet left China - they seem to have some problem with the engines and/or the steering.

Check its speed and track at https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9772888

At 5 knots (its average speed for the last few days) it will take 2 or 3 months to arrive in Trinidad.

User avatar
*$kїđž!™
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 10816
Joined: December 25th, 2006, 2:58 pm
Location: VIP SECTION

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby *$kїđž!™ » March 8th, 2018, 7:43 pm

Best they keep that chinese rubbish right there...tobagonians are pretty happy with their 2 years governance so far....

rspann
Trying to catch PATCH AND VEGA
Posts: 6451
Joined: June 25th, 2010, 10:23 pm
Location: San Juan

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby rspann » March 8th, 2018, 8:30 pm

rallyman wrote:Galleons Passage has not yet left China - they seem to have some problem with the engines and/or the steering.

Check its speed and track at https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9772888

At 5 knots (its average speed for the last few days) it will take 2 or 3 months to arrive in Trinidad.



2 or 3 months if it keeps working. Remember it's a Great Wall Wingle or JAC or a Foton ,something like that.

User avatar
zoom rader
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 12564
Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 12:39 pm
Location: Bailiser House

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby zoom rader » March 8th, 2018, 8:35 pm

Why is this boat painter in PNM colours?

Best thet put a Bailiser like they did on the CAL planes

User avatar
De Dragon
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 9682
Joined: January 27th, 2004, 3:49 am
Location: Enjoying my little miracles............

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby De Dragon » March 9th, 2018, 9:56 pm

Starz32 wrote:bought a "new" boat with no toilets...wow :lol:

Nah, not even PNM politicos so dotish!

User avatar
The_Honourable
punchin NOS
Posts: 2951
Joined: June 14th, 2009, 3:45 pm
Location: Land of Stupidity and Corruption

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby The_Honourable » March 11th, 2018, 12:33 pm

Port chairman quits, remains tight-lipped

Former Port Authority (Patt) chairman Allison Lewis is tight-lipped about her resignation from the Board of Commissioners yesterday. When contacted, Lewis said she had no comment to make, even before being asked a question.

During a tour of the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin yesterday, Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan said he had heard of Lewis' resignation but had not yet seen the letter. Sinanan said he plans to ask her to reconsider.

"Well, I have heard of the resignation. What I can say is that it is unfortunate if that happens, I will do whatever I can to try to convince Ms Lewis to rethink her position. However, if she doesn’t, I would like to thank her for her service. Ms Lewis has been a great asset to this country, not only as chairman of the Port but in her capacity as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. I have full respect for her, I think she has served this country well and I really do hope that she will continue to serve this country," Sinanan said.

Lewis, 63, a Public Service Medal of Merit (Gold) awardee, also served as a governor of the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund, director at the Central Bank, and now a director at Trinidad Cement Ltd.

It was rumoured that her resignation came after the Patt Board agreed that the contract for the Cabo Star not be renewed when it expires in a month's time. However, someone at the Ministry of Finance has insisted on a renewal.

A source close to Finance Minister Colm Imbert said yesterday that the Patt does not report to the Imbert neither does he have anything to do with Lewis' resignation.

In March 2017, the former Patt chairman Christine Sahadeo resigned from the Board, and this was followed by Cabinet's firing of the remaining commissioners, inclusive of the deputy chairman Michael Patterson, Radha Permanand, Glen Wilson, Ken Wright, Melissa Alexis James, and Ferdie Ferreira.

Back then, Ferreira told the T&T Guardian that board members were constructively dismissed by Cabinet one day after Sahadeo tendered her resignation. His claim was denied by Sinanan, who insisted yesterday that the board members resigned and “we accepted the resignations.”

Within days, the incumbent Board of Adrian Beharry, Brandon Primus, Suzette Baptiste, Dexter Jaggernauth, and Tommy Elias was appointed.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2018-03- ... ght-lipped

User avatar
hydroep
punchin NOS
Posts: 2883
Joined: February 4th, 2007, 9:16 pm

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby hydroep » March 11th, 2018, 1:21 pm

The_Honourable wrote:Port chairman quits, remains tight-lipped

...It was rumoured that her resignation came after the Patt Board agreed that the contract for the Cabo Star not be renewed when it expires in a month's time. However, someone at the Ministry of Finance has insisted on a renewal....


Yeah, and the person's name is Bob All...:|

User avatar
zoom rader
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 12564
Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 12:39 pm
Location: Bailiser House

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby zoom rader » March 11th, 2018, 1:32 pm

More time is need for bago businesses to sell up and 1% take over

User avatar
hydroep
punchin NOS
Posts: 2883
Joined: February 4th, 2007, 9:16 pm

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby hydroep » March 13th, 2018, 7:02 am

All Pee oN deM massive, put up allyuh hand...:|

Seabridge ferries suspended

Kim Boodram Mar 12, 2018 Updated 8 hrs ago


WHILE the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) readies for its third chairperson in a year, tipped to be retired Defence Force Colonel Lyle Alexander, passenger transport on the Trinidad and Tobago seabridge has all but collapsed.

PATT confirmed yesterday that it is currently without a passenger ferry as the T&T Express, which has mostly run alone since the dry docking of the T&T Spirit last June, has been temporarily suspended for the sake of passenger safety.



https://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/local/seabridge-ferries-suspended/article_1a8eaaae-265c-11e8-a503-1f864b0a9cb2.html

antlind
I LUV THIS PLACE
Posts: 959
Joined: May 8th, 2007, 2:17 pm

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby antlind » March 13th, 2018, 7:32 am

This current government is a joke. A simple thing like arranging a ferry to Tobago they cannot coordinate.
But since there is no accountability for screw ups big or small among Rowley and his bunch of misfits nobody will be held responsible, while the people and businesses in Tobago suffer.
PNM-Please No More.

User avatar
fatboy slim
3NE2NR is my LIFE
Posts: 711
Joined: September 13th, 2013, 6:56 am

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby fatboy slim » March 13th, 2018, 8:54 am

I have no sympathy for tobago VOTE PNM

randolphinshan
I LUV THIS PLACE
Posts: 904
Joined: November 20th, 2013, 12:08 pm

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby randolphinshan » March 13th, 2018, 11:07 am

fatboy slim wrote:I have no sympathy for tobago VOTE PNM


Well said fatso.

User avatar
Curtms
Shifting into 6th
Posts: 2094
Joined: June 16th, 2010, 11:03 am
Location: 10° 10' N, 61° 40' W

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby Curtms » March 13th, 2018, 11:14 am

Where shamfa

User avatar
Curtms
Shifting into 6th
Posts: 2094
Joined: June 16th, 2010, 11:03 am
Location: 10° 10' N, 61° 40' W

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby Curtms » March 13th, 2018, 11:18 am

????

User avatar
zoom rader
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 12564
Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 12:39 pm
Location: Bailiser House

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby zoom rader » March 13th, 2018, 1:27 pm

Bago will be for sale soon. 1% have first dibs

toyolink
3NE 2NR Power Seller
Posts: 2163
Joined: May 22nd, 2010, 11:24 am

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby toyolink » March 13th, 2018, 2:21 pm

A review of the published operating capability of the new vessel, which I will admit the majority of citizens were/are willing to work with (if only because of circumstances) has raised some real concerns for me NOW.
The issue which has become real bothersome is capability to operate with the new thresholds in sea conditions.
Easter bad seas have been a norm for decades with vessels just not able to sail and or berth.
Today however severe conditions seem to be the new normal, are we therefore going to get a new vessel which like the others in-hand going to have cancellations for the same reasons.
All information inclusive of the new vessels ability to 'sprint' to safety suggest the described concerns/reality are valid.

User avatar
The_Honourable
punchin NOS
Posts: 2951
Joined: June 14th, 2009, 3:45 pm
Location: Land of Stupidity and Corruption

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby The_Honourable » March 13th, 2018, 7:59 pm

Hema needs some wine for this bachannal :lol:


User avatar
zoom rader
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 12564
Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 12:39 pm
Location: Bailiser House

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby zoom rader » March 13th, 2018, 8:08 pm

The_Honourable wrote:Hema needs some wine for this bachannal

Hema is a PNM. Nearly all media persons sleep with pnm top rance folk both men and women . Remember the men folk in PNM love a good fudge

User avatar
The_Honourable
punchin NOS
Posts: 2951
Joined: June 14th, 2009, 3:45 pm
Location: Land of Stupidity and Corruption

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby The_Honourable » March 14th, 2018, 12:51 am

Pressure! :shock:

"FLIGHTS TO TOBAGO DELAYED - NO ACCOMMODATION BUT PASSENGERS CAN GET A FREE MEAL AT KFC"

They just announced that flights to Tobago from Trinidad were delayed until 7:30 pm.

However, passengers became outraged when they were informed that there will be no flights until 5:45am.

No accommodation however passengers will receive a free meal- KFC.

Video via What's App


User avatar
zoom rader
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 12564
Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 12:39 pm
Location: Bailiser House

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby zoom rader » March 14th, 2018, 3:39 am

Meanwhile shamfa buying weave in Germany

User avatar
shake d livin wake d dead
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 18192
Joined: July 20th, 2009, 1:25 pm
Location: all over

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » March 14th, 2018, 5:16 am

Free kfc....they are pleased.....great is the pnm

User avatar
sMASH
TriniTuner 24-7
Posts: 10486
Joined: January 11th, 2005, 4:30 am

Re: The Tobago Ferry Boat Scandal!!!

Postby sMASH » March 14th, 2018, 8:40 am

The Tobago Sea Bridge debacle is too eventful for it to be mere incompetence. It seems to be a push towards a direction. It seems intentional.

Advertisement

Return to “Ole talk and more Ole talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Kinday, mrtrini45, sMASH and 79 guests