With boaters across St. John on edge regarding the planned, Saturday morning, June 21, Hurricane Hole registration, V.I. National Park officials issued a press release around noon on Friday, June 20, postponing the registration until Saturday, June 28.
VINP’s Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon issued the following information:
The tropical wave entering our area at this moment is presently predicted to have 30+ knot winds and heavy rain tomorrow, making conditions unsafe for large numbers of small vessels heading towards Hurricane Hole. There will be a ranger boat on station from 0800 to 1000 hours to notify people of the change in plans.
The site selection activity will be rescheduled for Saturday, June 28, with all of the same processes as planned for the 21.
Please notify as many people as you can of this change. I’m sorry we have to do this but Mother Nature holds the upper hand.
Please call my phone number, 693-8950 x224, for recorded messages of updates.
“Sorry about this,” Boulon said on his office voice mail message. “We did not expect this to happen. It’s all my fault naturally.”