Press Release

BVI Airports Authority
Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Topics: 
Ports
Release Date:
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 11:08am

Repair work will commence shortly on the Saint Thomas Bay Jetty and Cargo Ramp in Virgin Gorda.

The work will be carried out over a period of 30 days. Operation of the ferry terminal will be temporarily relocated to accommodate ferry, cargo and vessel clearing operations while the dock is under construction. 

 Acting Managing Director at the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA), Mr. Alfred A. Henley said the dock serves as the main dock for entry and will receive upgrades that include reinforcement to the existing jetty.

Mr. Henley said, “The scope of works entail the laying of a wearing slab with steel reinforced concrete on the existing jetty, repairing and replacing bollards, placing new bollards for the cargo ramp and pouring a concrete slab on the entire apron, as well as the installation of lighting on the apron.”

Mr. Henley stated that the arrangements and start date will be communicated to stakeholders via the radio, Government’s website and Facebook page.

“We will take all the necessary steps to ensure we expedite these works as quickly as possible, to minimise the inconvenience to the traveling public as well as cargo operations”, he added.

Operators are asked to cooperate with BVIPA to ensure that all services continue in an efficient manner.

For more information about arrangements, berthage and overtime, please contact the Port Authority at 494-3435.

The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority apologises to the public for this inconvenience as they undertake upgrades for the safety and benefit of port users.

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg