- What is being repaired on the current St. Thomas Bay Jetty dock?
- The scope of works entail the laying of a wearing slab with steel reinforced concrete on the existing jetty, repairing and replacing bollards, placing new bollards for the cargo ramp and pouring a concrete slab on the entire apron, as well as the installation of lighting on the apron.
- How long will repair/construction work last?
- Work is expected to last for 30 days from May 1.
- How will cargo services remain at the St. Thomas Bay Jetty in conjunction with repairs?
- Works on the ramp will be undertaken in two sections to ensure that cargo operations will continue and ensure that normal procedures are fully
- How will ferry service be affected?
- Ferry service will be relocated to the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Marina and carried out at Dock B only.
- Is parking available at Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour for ferry passengers?
- No, the parking will remain at St. Thomas Bay and a complimentary shuttle service will be provided to the ferry.
- What is the shuttle schedule to and from the St. Thomas Bay Jetty and the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Marina?
- The shuttle will depart 30 minutes before ferry departure scheduled time.
- The schedule is as follows:
|Shuttle departs St. Thomas Bay Jetty||Ferry departs Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour Marina|
|4:30 a.m.||5:00 a.m. to Trellis Bay|
|6:30 a.m.||7:00 a.m. to R/T|
|8:00 a.m.||8:30 a.m. to Trellis Bay|
|7:30 a.m.||8:00 p.m. to R/T|
|10:00 a.m.||10:30 a.m. to Trellis Bay|
|9:30 a.m.||10:00 a.m. to R/T|
|2:30 p.m.||3:00 p.m. to Trellis Bay|
|11:00 a.m.||11:30 a.m. to R/T|
|7:30 p.m.||8:00 p.m. to Trellis Bay|
|10:15 p.m.||10:45 p.m. to Trellis Bay|
- Will a waiting area be provided at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour?
- A waiting area will be erected adjacent to Dock B and there will be seating provided for departing passengers.
- Will there be adequate security at the temporary location?
- Yes there will be, Dock masters, Ambassadors, Managers and Terminal Supervisors will also be on site to complement this operation.
- Is provision being made for wheelchairs at the temporary location?
- The sidewalks and walkways from the drop off areas are conducive to wheel chair access/operations
- Where can I clear my craft as an alternative to the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour?
- All International day trippers and pleasure crafts clearance can be diverted to Jost Van Dyke, West End, Road Town and Gun Creek Ports of Entries. West End Station will be open at 7:00 a.m. to facilitate the increased traffic. St. Martin embed pleasure vessels and yachts are recommended to be cleared at Gun Creek, Virgin Gorda
- Will Customs and Immigration processes change?
- The need to clear all vessels will not change. However, the process will be slightly relaxed and captains will be required to present passports and other documentation for proper clearance of the vessel and its passengers.
- Where can I find more information about the repairs and the temporary location?
- More information can be found on the Government’s website at www.bvi.gov.vg or you can call the BVI Ports Authority at 494-3435. Information will also be posted on Facebook through the Virgin Gorda Community Board or the Government’s Facebook page using @BVIGovernment. Stay abreast by tuning into the various media sources online and on the radio.