Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ferry to come?

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Monday August 9, 2010 – The new regional ferry service that will connect several Caribbean countries is moving closer to becoming reality. 

BEDY Ocean Line, the Grenada-based owners and operators of the new regional ferry service, have acquired a large vessel with accommodation for some 900 passengers, 175 motor vehicles and cargo.

Benjamin Ross, the company’s CEO, in providing an update on the project, said the specifications of the new vessel had already been approved by the relevant authorities, and the decision to secure its services was prompted by requests from numerous potential users across the region.

He said the other two vessels, La Palma Express and Nutmeg Express, with a capacity of 260 and 300 respectively, will provide charter and tour services between St Lucia and St Vincent.

When operational, the new ferry service will connect the countries of Barbados, St Lucia, Trinidad, Grenada and St Vincent, providing daily services to all these islands.

The ferry service was initially to being sailing since October last year but has been delayed. No date has been set for the launch as yet.