The Bimini SuperFast will remain at PortMiami over the weekend.
Coast Guard inspections were ongoing Friday afternoon aboard the 32,000-ton cruise ferry. But Janet Espino-Young, chief of the agency’s inspections division, said a major issue was still unresolved. Power has still not been able to transition correctly to backup systems, she told the Miami Herald.
Genting, which owns the vessel, had hoped to shuttle crowds to Bimini on June 28 for an introductory sailing, but the ship failed to meet Coast Guard requirements. Once the ship is cleared to carry passengers, it plans to sail twice a day — with amenities including two casinos and several restaurants and bars — to Genting’s Resorts World Bimini.
A spokeswoman for Genting said the Malaysian casino company is continuing to work with the Coast Guard; an update is expected Monday.