FERRYBOAT SERVICE BETWEEN ST. CROIX AND ST. THOMAS COULD START AT END OF MARCH
i will believe it when i see it
I agree speee1dy. Do they have Port Authority approval to dock somewhere? Do they have permission from whatever department that gives licenses for public transportation? I suspect the territorial government will be extra difficult on Warren Mosler...(or Molser as the article states).
That's an interesting question because I read somewhere, awhile back,
that our constantly, financially challenged, VI Government was still considering another government franchised operation for the route.
None of which that they've "sponsored/received grant money have fulfilled obligations nor have been successful in the past except when it comes to pocketing the money.
It can be an extremely rough route, tho, depending on sea/weather conditions.
Maybe Mosler has his ducks in a row?
He's been building, certifying this ferry for a long time it seems.
Anyway, if I was in STT still, I'd give it a whirl, just to check out the craft and what's on it. As a 100 Ton Ocean Operator/Charter Captain from years past, I'm always interested in new design technology and how it works.
I'd pick a hellacious day and make sure I knew where life vests, exits and life rafts are located.;)
There are some awesome boats/yachts out there these days!
However, there needs to be good captains and crew that actually know how to operate and safeguard them and passengers as well as CG approvals and certifications, for your safety.
I might add, local knowledge helps!
That and paying attention.
How many ferries have we seen, have issues.
Running onto an island, rocks, reefs, other ferries, boats, dinghies, etc .
too many alana
Ferry was spotted yesterday in water off Frederiksted beach. Not sure what they were doing but maybe close to being ready to go!
I'm curious now. I'm not on the island yet, planning on moving to STX. Did the ferry get started?
Looks like Tuesday is now the start date according to this article:
"Although there are a few final items pending, Mr. Bisson says they have the COI in hand and signed by the Coast Guard, with everything projected to be finalized on Monday. He also stated that the ferryboat is currently docked at Salt River, and will move down to the Gallows Bay Port on Monday for permanent birth, where operations will begin on Tuesday. “Website is up and running, that’s the date we are pulling the trigger on everything,” said Mr. Bisson."
Here's their website:
""Although there are a few final items pending..."
I am still going to wait until I actually see it.:D
I didn't see if the web site said if they will sell walk-up tickets or only on-line. But it did mention crew may not show up until just before boarding time.
I'm sure it's just a coincidence that it's April Fool's Day 😉
Anyone know if this actually started today?
I saw it at the Gallows Bay dock and saw video of it coming in from STT around noon.
My post with the link to the VI Consortium article showed the leaving STX this morning.
Apparently it did better than Titanic on it's maiden voyage at least:D
Has anyone tried the Ferry?
I'd love to hear a first hand account.