A new boat for the inter-island cargo ferry service could be in the country by early June. Port Authority chairman Allison Lewis said a vessel has been identified and approval is being sought from the Ministry of Works to proceed with its inspection.Businessman Dale Mcleod, who earlier this month said he had been able to source a vessel, said he had received a letter from the Port Authority indicating that the MV La Caracola, which is currently at Port Cabello in Venezuela, is being considered. McLeod said the letter from the Port was timely because he had until midday today to tell the vessel’s owners whether there was an interest. He said once Port officials are satisfied the vessel could be in the country by June 2 or 3. The cost to lease it is US$13,500 a month for six months. The compares with the cost for the Atlantic Provider and Trinity Transporter of US$22 million. McLeod said the MV La Caracola can carry 123 passengers and 100 trucks as well as 20- foot containers and flat racks.