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Barefoot
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July 1, 2016 9:50 pm  

Hi All,

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.

Thanks,
Barefoot


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STT Resident
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July 2, 2016 8:44 am  

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!


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Barefoot
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July 3, 2016 3:29 pm  

Thanks so much Alana33 and STT Resident!! We greatly appreciate the information and will proceed with renting a car at the airport!!


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Alana33
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July 7, 2016 9:37 am  

Don't know when you'll be here but we're down to one barge again and from a Daily News article today, many waited hours, yesterday, July 6th, to get back and forth. Good luck.


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STT Resident
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July 7, 2016 11:35 am  

Old news, Alana. The Captain Vic was out just for the one day yesterday and is back on schedule today, July 7th, with no major delays or tie-ups anticipated.


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Alana33
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July 7, 2016 9:03 pm  

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.


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July 7, 2016 9:13 pm  

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.


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Alana33
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July 8, 2016 7:27 am  

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.


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July 8, 2016 8:45 am  

Alana33 wrote:
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.

Assumptions.


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Alana33
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July 8, 2016 9:51 am  

I do hope things will improve as they do from time to time but there are those days where it's an absolute clusterf... as presently there are only
2 barges attempting to fulfill the demanding needs of daily, regular traffic that 4 could barely handle.


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July 9, 2016 10:36 am  

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.


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Alana33
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July 12, 2016 6:47 am  

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.


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