Montserrat-Antigua Ferry Service To Resume This Week

Caribbean News

BRADES, Montserrat, Nov 27 2016 – The ferry service between Montserrat and Antigua will resume on Friday following the signing of an agreement between the government and Elvis Gooding, the owner of the ferry – Jaden Sun.

The ferry service was suspended earlier this year as the government tried to negotiate a new contract.

During the press conference, Premier Donaldson Romeo said the Jaden Sun will dock at Port Plymouth, which the previous service was unable to do, especially during periods of high seas.

Under the new arrangement, day tours will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday in order to target cruise ship passengers from neighbouring Antigua and Barbuda.

It was also disclosed that an online booking system will also be in place by January 2017, but in the meantime, persons can book their travel at the ferry terminal in Antigua.

The new ferry service is expected to boost Montserrat’s declining economy, which was severely affected by the absence of the regular ferry service.

Travel between Montserrat and Antigua is now estimated to last just over an hour based on weather conditions.

Passengers will be allowed two bags with every extra bag at an additional cost of $50EC.

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