Car Ferry STT to STJ
Are there any issues with car ferries between STT and STJ these days? We were told that only one boat is running with a several hour delay. We won't be there for another week and staying on STJ but wanted to rent a car at the airport to be able to explore STT on our own. Any info is appreciated.
It's unlikely you'll have any sort of a problem. I was on STJ Wednesday when there was only one barge running and it was quite a mess which created a whole bunch of internet furor which got a little out of control! The barge which was pulled for inspection was back that same night and was fully operational the following morning. Enjoy your visit!
I'm just reporting what was in the paper this morning that had many unable to be accommodated by a single ferry yesterday without hours of delays. With only 2 barges running these days, it's best to prepare for the inevitable delays that may occur. If the USCG has allowed the 2nd barge back into service after it pulled it, that's great but the problem remains when there are not 4 barges in service as was normal in the past.
The only two major delays were last Wednesday and yesterday when on both occasions the Captain Vic was pulled out of service leaving only the Island Vic plying the route. While Global Marine's barge is out for regular annual maintenance there are only the two Love City barges running but other than those two days the crossing has been quite uneventful since the MrB was pulled out in January.
You don't go back and forth regularly to St. John as many of my friends and family do, who actually live there and experience the delays since the seizing of Mr. B. It's a craps shoot of whether you'll luck out and the barge(s) will run on time or have major delays.
Be grateful if you don't but be prepared if you do.
The 2 barges running are the smallest so they have difficulties with accommodating the regular daily traffic with the other 2 out of service.
I see that in today's Daily News, there's an article about how
"Barge issues still impacting St. John garbage collection."
By JONATHAN AUSTIN Daily News Staff 6 hrs ago 0
Limitations on barge service between Red Hook on St. Thomas and the Enighed Port Facility on St. John continue to impact garbage collection on St. John.
More impacts from the lack of barge service.
Barge issues mean no concrete going to St. John work sites
By JONATHAN AUSTIN Daily News Staff 2 hrs ago 0
ST. JOHN — St. John builders met with a representative of Heavy Materials, the territory’s concrete company, Monday morning to speak of frustrations getting deliveries of concrete to the island.