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British Virgin Islands: Harbour Charges Now Cancelled

By Val Ellis last modified Apr 20, 2015 08:04 AM
The recently introduced harbour charges, which have been causing confusion, have now been abandoned.

Published: 2015-04-19 23:00:00
Countries: British Virgin Islands

Recently confusion has been caused in the BVI with some cruisers being charged a fee of $1/foot/day and other not.

On the 9th February 2015 the following notice was posted on the BVI Tourism site:-

Monday, February 9 – The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) is informing the public that the harbour charges recently introduced for vessels entering and remaining in ‘territorial waters’ have been postponed subject to further consultation with the industry stakeholders.

For the full confusing text see www.bvitourism.com.

On the 16th April a further statement was released by the Premier's Office:-

"The Government of the Virgin Islands is informing the public that the recently introduced harbour charges for all charter vessels entering and remaining in the BVI ‘territorial waters’ has been discontinued until further notice."

Author

Nadia James-Harris

Information Officer II
Premier’s Office
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 2076
Email: njames-harris@gov.vg

This latest statement seems to clarify the situation. So now no visiting cruisers should be asked to pay harbour charges.

Val Ellis (The Noonsite Team)

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