New ferry service will begin between Montserrat and Antigua in January 2010. Sailing under the name Fjortoft, the ferry— a 101-seater vessel capable to 28 knots— will be operated jointly by the government of Montserrat, the government of Antigua, and the Barbuda Island Council. The ferry has the potential to move up to 400 persons per week.
The ferry sails from Southampton, England, on November 17, and will arrive in St. Thomas, USVI, on December 6. The first sailing will take place in early 2010 as the ferry will go through its final checks in St. Kitts during the last two weeks of December. The government of Montserrat moved to cover the high travel period in December by contracting a short term ferry, similar to last year. This service will begin on December 2 and will be for at least six weeks.
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For more information on the ferry, see http://www.themontserratreporter.com/index.pl/article_local?id=4161661