Edward Wilmoth Blyden Marine Terminal in St. Thomas
The Virgin Islands Port Authority said Friday it has approved a request from Road Town Fast Ferry to transport cargo from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The trips started Saturday.
Road Town Fast Ferry will make cargo-only trips between St. Thomas and Tortola on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, VIPA said. The request was granted after consultation and written approval was provided by the BVI Government, said VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe.
The ferry will clear Customs in Cruz Bay, St. John and will arrive at the Edward W. Blyden IV Marine Terminal in St. Thomas at 9:30 a.m. to pick up cargo and supplies. The cargo shipments will be pre-arranged and delivered to the ferry for pickup, according to the authority.
The captain and crew on the ferry will not disembark in St. Thomas, and there will be no passengers allowed on the vessel as the BVI’s borders are still closed to travelers due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ferry will depart for Tortola at 11 a.m. For more information, the public may call Road Town Fast Ferry directly at (284) 340-3976 or visit their website at https://www.roadtownfastferry.com/.