Mar d’Canal and Chiquinho BL with new schedules

Mar d'Canal and Chiquinho BL with new schedules
Mar d'Canal and Chiquinho BL with new schedules

Africa-Press – Cape verde. The Nôs Ferry Mar d’Canal and Chiquinho BL ships have new schedules for trips between São Vicente and Santo Antão. The decision was taken by the National Directorate for Sea Policy, which today set a new schedule with 1 hour and 15 minutes between trips.

After the berthing constraints experienced by the ship Mar d’Canal, the National Directorate for Maritime Policy decided to change the travel schedules in order to increase the travel interval between the two ships operating on the São Vicente/Santo Antão line.

This entity clarified that these changes are due to recurrent episodes of time pressure for the berthing, unberthing and departure of ships in Porto Novo (Santo Antão) and Porto Grande (São Vicente).


Such problems, says the entity, have “a greater incidence in Porto Novo, where both use the same ramp, representing a serious threat to the safety of maritime navigation and port operations, endangering the safety of human lives involved”.

Therefore, after listening to the Maritime and Port Institute (IMP) and Enapor, the DNPM determined an interval of 1:15 minutes between the voyages of the ships Nôs Ferry Mar d’Canal and Chiquinho BL, which start to operate from Monday to Saturday. But the measure does not apply to Sunday schedules, whose travel interval is greater than 1:15 minutes.

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Thus, Chiquinho BL starts traveling from São Vicente to Santo Antão from 07:00, returning at 09:00. In the afternoon, at 14:00, it leaves São Vicente for Santo Antão with a scheduled return at 16:00.

In turn, the Nôs Ferry Mar d’Canal starts the journey from São Vicente to Santo Antão at 08:15 with a return scheduled for 10:15. In the afternoon, the trip starts at 15:15 with the return scheduled for 17:15.

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