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Updates from VIPA

  • VIPA’s cruise docking facilities at the Ann Abramson Marine Facility on St. Croix and the Austin Monsanto Marine Facility on St. Thomas are prepared to accept cruise ships.  Some of the Crown Bay Center’s stores were damaged and are being repaired. 

 

The Jewel of the Seas, previously scheduled to berth in Crown Bay on November 20, has been repositioned to the West Indian Company Dock at Havensight.  Cruise ship schedules for Crown Bay and St. Croix have been released and are available on VIPA’s Website: www.viport.com.  All cruise schedules are subject to change.

 

  • The Edward Blyden Terminal on the Charlotte Amalie Waterfront was being rehabilitated prior to the storms.  The new elevator should be ready for public use by December 2017.  Additional upgrades to the terminal and hurricane-damage repairs should be completed during the first quarter of 2018.

 

  • The two-level parking garage at the Urman V. Fredericks Terminal at Red Hook that was under construction before the storms was wrecked.  Reconstruction of the parking garage is now slated to be completed in April 2018.

 

  • On St. John, the Theovald Moorehead Facility at Enighed Pond is closed until damaged boats have been removed from the pond.  Barges have been temporarily relocated to the Victor Sewer Facility at “The Creek” in Cruz Bay.  There are no US Customs clearance services provided on St. John as both the US Customs Building and VIPA’s administrative offices on St. John were destroyed.  These buildings will be replaced with modular units.  A clean-up of the Loredon Boynes, Sr. Dock in Cruz Bay is scheduled for Monday, November 20.