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Anegada Express still grounded!

- but is expected to be given approval to resume public ferry service shortly
Anegada Express is expected to be given approval ‘in the next few days’ to resume its public transportation service to Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Photo: anegadaexpress.com
Anegada Express was stopped from operating a public service on February 5, 2018 due to ‘documentation issues’. Photo: Team of Reporters/File
Anegada Express was stopped from operating a public service on February 5, 2018 due to ‘documentation issues’. Photo: Team of Reporters/File
SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI- Anegada Express, which was grounded by the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) following its maiden trip on February 5, 2018, is expected to be given approval “in the next few days” to resume its public transportation service to Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

Persons have been enquiring when the “needed” service will be resumed after the ferry was stopped from operation due to “documentation issues.”

“Unfortunately the owners/proprietors of Anegada Express failed to communicate with the necessary authorities, the BVI Shipping Registry and BVI Ports Authority, about their interest to operate a ferry service in the territory,” Operations Manager of the BVIPA, Mr Akeem R. Pickering had told our newsroom on February 15, 2018.

However, today, March 21, 2018 we checked with Jamie Johnson of Anegada Beach Club, which is responsible for the ferry service, and she told our newsroom the ferry is currently only doing private charters but expects to resume the public ferry service “soon.”

This was also confirmed by the BVI Ports Authority, who said the relevant documents with Shipping Registry has been completed and the last leg is with BVIPA.

“Approval should be granted in the next few days as the schedule has to be compared with other schedules and any changes worked between BVIPA and Anegada Express to ensure we do not have any clashes at the various ports,” Mr Pickering told our newsroom last week.

See link to related story:

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/anegada-express-suspended-refused-docking-by-bvipa

8 Responses to “Anegada Express still grounded!”

  • wow (21/03/2018, 17:40) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    The problem in the BVI we want to limit people with schedules just to give business to other ferries. I like the idea of having a ferry travel to Anegada everyday. Its easier for people wanting to do business as opposed to only going monday, wednesday and fridays. We need to stop being so biased in this country. I await to see what the schedule look like to accommodate the dying blue boat, who do not do regular trips to stt.
  • i from here (21/03/2018, 18:14) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    always trying to keep the locals down SMH
    • long look me come from (21/03/2018, 19:35) Like (0) Dislike (14) Reply
      well we all know the NDP hates locals they love whites
      • AOC (22/03/2018, 08:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        "long look me come from" STOP injecting RACE into your bigoted comments. Says a lot about you and your ignorance.
      • just wrong (22/03/2018, 09:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Does this imply that all locals are black? When people like you keep talking this trash it only makes the race issue more not less.
  • Ffs (21/03/2018, 21:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is the crazy sh
  • wtf? (22/03/2018, 09:18) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    "to ensure we do not have any clashes at the various ports,” Mr Pickering - you mean like in Roadtown when ferries to STT leave within 15 minutes of each other, making the boat late to STT float around for 45 mins in CA harbour? How many ferries make the run to Anegada from Trellis Bay? NONE. If their paperwork is in order, let them go to work. So tired of seeing certain people get things done for them, while the ones who really want to do good are sidelined. #Strupes
  • Smokin (23/03/2018, 16:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I expect that boat will suffer the old time island way of settling business disputes and it will suddenly go up in flames.


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