V.I. Port Authority Advises Public of Storm-Related Traveling Information

Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (Susan Ellis photo)

The Virgin Islands Port Authority updates the public on seaports and airports in light of the possible effects of Tropical Storm Karen.

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to close all seaports in the U.S. Virgin Islands at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 23. Travelers and mariners are advised to prepare for seaport closures.

The Grand Vic is the only barge operating between St. John and St. Thomas today. The last trip from St. Thomas to St. John is at 1 p.m.
The Harmony of the Seas has canceled its call to the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Airports are open today and the Virgin Islands Port Authority has not received any notices of flight cancellations. Travelers are encouraged to contact their airlines directly before traveling to the airport because flight information may change due to the inclement weather.

The Virgin Islands Port Authority Board Meeting scheduled to be held on St. John tomorrow will be rescheduled in light of the impending weather.

Virgin Islands Port Authority’s administrative staff will be dismissed at noon today, unless determined essential by their supervisor.

This information is subject to change. VIPA will continue to monitor the weather reports and inform the public of airport and seaport conditions via advisories, radio announcements (WSTA 1340 AM) and social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.