Trinidad and Tobago now has its own fast ferry – the A.P.T. James. The state-of-the-art ferry arrived at the Scarborough Port at 10:30 a.m. today (January 8, 2021) and was on show for approximately 30 minutes before journeying to Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The vessel is named after the late Alphonso Philbert Theophilus “Fargo” James, better known as A.P.T. James. He was nicknamed “Fargo,” after a British-made truck because of his sheer determination in pushing Tobago’s development. James was known for being the most ardent advocate for the political, social and economic development of Tobago. In 1928, he became deeply involved in the labour movement. During his 15-year tenure, he fought fervently for the needs of Tobagonians, including rallying for improvements in the sea communication between Tobago and Trinidad.
The A.P.T. James vessel will begin servicing the sea bridge once the necessary protocols are completed.