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When will Seaports Open? #243424
12/27/2020 04:14 PM
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Any idea when seaports will open for cruising sailors?

I am quite surprised seaports are not open to cruising sailors wishing to sail in the BVIs. Cruising sailors likely present very little risk to BVI residents given the protocols they must follow in and around many islands throughout the Caribbean. They would at least bring some much revenue into the territory, either by dining in restaurants, provisioning or utilizing help for work on on their vessels.

I do wonder if they are indeed open as we did notice a BVI flagged vessel - a 74 ft catamaran haul out in Sint Maarten, rush through 2 days of repairs, then launch so they could pick up their charter guests in the BVIs the following day. Not sure how that couple re-entered.

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Re: When will Seaports Open? [Re: d_fish] #243425
12/27/2020 04:20 PM
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whats the name of the Cat as that seems improbable , January 21st seaports open but permission is given for BVI charter boats but its a process.

Re: When will Seaports Open? [Re: sleepychef] #243428
12/27/2020 04:34 PM
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Sleepychef, I am not going to tattle on them by divulging their boat name. I can only say that the boatyard manager here in SXM told us and we spoke with them briefly while waiting to launch.

My husband and I thought they hauled in SXM as there may not be a travel lift large enough to haul them in the BVIs

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Re: When will Seaports Open? [Re: d_fish] #243430
12/27/2020 04:36 PM
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Not tattle but I would think they are picking up in the USVI

VG can lift 180'

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Re: When will Seaports Open? [Re: d_fish] #243433
12/27/2020 04:44 PM
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What is the maximum beam that VG can lift.

In any event, that is what we were told by multiple sources. So not sure if this is correct, but I thought it was interesting as we would like to visit and are waiting patiently for the seaports to open.

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Re: When will Seaports Open? [Re: d_fish] #243434
12/27/2020 05:25 PM
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39'

Re: When will Seaports Open? [Re: sleepychef] #243438
12/27/2020 05:51 PM
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Ok to clear this up, I looked the vessel up on marine traffic using their AIS signature. They are currently in the USVI.


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