New ferries, departure site for Puerto Rico islands

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's government has bought four new ferries and announced a new departure site for those traveling to two nearby islands popular with tourists.

Officials say the move is expected to reduce travel time to Vieques and Culebra and improve service.

Ferries will be leaving from the eastern town of Ceiba instead of Fajardo starting Oct. 10.

The ferry service to the two islands has long been plagued by lengthy delays and aging equipment.

 

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