Seaport Reopening: Home Ferry Passenger Operations


Tortola, British Virgin Islands, eighth April 2021 the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), is asserting the primary replace on the operations that can happen on the BVI Ports Authority’s tour dock on the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.

The necessities that have been essential for the secure resumption of Worldwide ferry passenger operations within the British Virgin Islands throughout the COVID-19 pandemic required the BVIPA to separate worldwide and home ferry operations, quickly.

Home ferry passenger operations to the sister islands of Virgin Gorda and Anegada can be facilitated on the BVI Ports Authority’s tour dock that’s situated by the C.B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.

BVIPA administration has been in discussions with their home ferry companions to make sure a seamless transition for workers, crew members and travellers. Choices have been made on the making certain the next: enough parking, continuation of present ferry schedule, transportation of cargo, ticket counters that meet well being and security protocols and the general well being and security of workers and sister island travellers utilising the BVIPA’s ports.

A coordinated effort by the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park and the BVI Ports Authority have begun work on the devoted parking space for home travellers and the holding space for taxi operators. These works are ongoing to facilitate the upcoming inflow of visitors that can be routed by the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park because of the separation of ferry operations. Passengers disembarking the ferry on the tour dock may have a devoted path to the world reserved for taxi operators. The devoted route has been designed to be totally accessible and is supplied with ramps to help with traversing the tour dock, luxurious deck, boardwalk and continuing by the exit gate to the holding space for taxi operators.

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(Photograph Credit: BVIPA)


The BVI Ports Authority is the managing authority for all official Sea Ports throughout the British Virgin Islands together with the 60ft broad, 1,312 ft. lengthy cruise pier that may berth ships as much as a most tonnage of 180,000 GRT. The BVIPA is answerable for the welcoming and secure arrival of seafaring passengers, in addition to the reception, dealing with and security of cargo and sea primarily based commerce.

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