USVI: new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) building under construction
To be built at the Victor Sewer Marine Facility (“The Creek”) in Cruz Bay, St. John
Published 5 years ago
As reported by USVI Cruisers and Boaters Facebook.
For Immediate Release Jan 23, 2019
The Virgin Islands Port Authority will begin construction of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) building at the Victor Sewer Marine Facility (“The Creek”) in Cruz Bay, St. John on February 1. Construction is expected to be completed by November 2019.
The old building was destroyed during Hurricane Irma in September 2017. CBP agents are currently operating in a temporary trailer in Cruz Bay and provide clearance too small charter boats arriving from foreign ports, while passenger ferries from foreign destinations are cleared in St. Thomas at Red Hook or downtown Charlotte Amalie. The completion of the permanent CBP building will allow ferries to clear Customs in St. John.
During the construction, the contractor will utilize the parking lot at the Sewer Marine Facility to store equipment. VIPA apologizes for the inconvenience this may cause, and thanks the public for their patience as the Authority rebuilds and improves its port facilities.