NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Monifa Marrero-Brathwaite | Public Information Officer

(340) 774-1629 or 340-244-1065

info@viport.com / www.viport.com

 

August 21, 2020

 

VIPA ANNOUNCES PORT OPERATIONS UPDATES AS TROPICAL STORM APPROACHES

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has prepared its port facilities for possible inclement weather as a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands.  VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe provided the following update on airport and seaport operations:

  • Airports will remain open as normal.  There have been no flight cancellations thus far.  Travelers are encouraged to contact their airlines directly for flight information before arriving at the airport.
  • Seaports are expected to be closed at 8 a.m. this morning by the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Passenger Ferries: On Friday, August 21, 2020, the last passenger ferry from Cruz Bay, St. John will depart at 11 a.m., and the last ferry will depart from Red Hook, St. Thomas at 12 noon.  (There is no scheduled St. Croix/St. Thomas ferry service until September 4, 2020).
  • Car Ferries: There will be no car ferry service on Friday, August 21 due to possible inclement weather.

VIPA encourages the public to follow the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency on Facebook for updates at www.facebook.com/vitema, or follow VIPA’s page at www.facebook.com/usviports.