Rev Sanitation Services

REV SALES SHEET 2

www.revsanitation.com revsainitation@gmail.com Ph. (340) 277 3968

Not all disinfectants and mold recovers are created equal. We use a unique chemical compound called chlorine dioxide. Chlorine dioxide has been used during Anthrax attacks, in at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to purify drinking water, and most recently to kill MRSA in schools and hospitals. While other competitors and manufactures have attempted to copy and produce a form of stabilized chlorine dioxide similar to our product, however our products revolutionary formula is simply unequaled. Also consider carefully what kind of chemicals you want around your children, employees, guests, students, friends, and family members. When evaluating and comparing disinfectant products, take a close look at their core ingredients. Most disinfectants and mold removers on the market are extremely toxic and leave behind harmful byproducts and nauseous fumes.

The product we use however, you no longer need to use bleach and other harsh chemicals that increase the volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in your environment. You can have the peace of mind that you are using a disinfectant that won’t irritate your skin and doesn’t come with any alarming safety warnings and precautions, while still effectively eliminating pathogens and allergens in your home and workspace.

WHY IS ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYING SUPERIOR?

Our patented system places a powerful electrostatic charge on the disinfectant as it leaves the spray nozzle creating a greater adhesion and attraction to the target area. The product will stick to the front, back, sides, and underneath the area without spraying it directly, giving you complete coverage. This system allows for efficient spraying saving you time and money, and is the industries leading application system.

WHY OUR PRODUCT IS SUPERIOR?

www.revsanitation.com revsainitation@gmail.com Ph. (340) 277 3968

HOW IS OUR SERVICE BENEFICIAL TO YOUR BUSINESS?

• STOP USING HARSH CHEMICALS ON YOUR EXPENSIVE INTERIORS!

• Our product is safe for all your soft and hard surfaces and will not damage surfaces like other harsh chemicals such as bleach, extending the life of your asset.

• GIVE YOUR GUESTS THE PEACE OF MIND AND COMFORT KNOWING THEY ARE SARE IN A COMPLETELY COVID-19 FREE SANITIZED SPACE!

• Your guests will rest assured knowing that we concentrate 100% on sanitation and have an electrostatic delivery system that will cover even the most hard to reach and over looked surfaces.

• PROTECT YOURSELF FROM LIABILITY CLAIMS!

• Lability lawsuits whether it be a guest or your own staff are some of the hardest to defend, taking up a lot of time and valuable resources. Our company will act as an additional layer of protection by using the BEST technology and chemical in the industry that is EPA approved for hospitals yet safe enough for daycares.

• QUICK AND EASY APPLICATION SYSTEM SAVES YOU TIME AND MONEY!

• Studies have shown that our delivery system is 17 times faster then spraying and wiping.

Another way to think about it is it takes 17 man hrs to do to the job that one of our delivery systems can do in an hour with electrostatic technology. Don’t sacrifice the quality of your sanitation services for a quick turnaround.

• PROTECT YOUR GUESTS, YOUR STAFF, AND YOUR INDUSTRY!

• Its inevitable cleaners will get tired after a long hard day. Too often cleaners only have a short amount of time to complete all their cleaning (and now sanitation) tasks before the next check in. Undoubtably they will forgo sanitizing every surface and may only wipe the high touch surfaces like counter tops and door knobs, yet forgo the underside of the table where little Johnny COVID wiped his dirty hands. Having everything ready for your guests is paramount to guest experience, that includes SANITIZING EVERYTHING! Protect your guests, your staff, and your industry with REV Sanitation Services.

EFFICIENT: PEOPLE NEEDED TO COVER 54,000 SP. FT. IN 1 HOUR

Spray and Wipe Clorox 360 REV Sanitation Sprayer Services

Length of Vessel One Time Service Reoccurring Service Agreement

Charter Boats 0 < 49ft $ 150 10% discount

49 < 400 + $5.00 ft 10% discount

For large service contracts from Management Companies please call us at (340) 277-3968

Visit our website at www.revsanitation.com

Press Release: by US CBP on Regulated Garbage, May 5, 2020

Press Release: by US Customs and Border Protection, May 5, 2020

The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recognizes the unprecedented challenges the current COVID-19 pandemic poses. However, we must also remember there are other diseases that can affect our food chain, like Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), African Swine Fever (ASF), New Castle, as well as plant and fruit (Med FLY) diseases.

The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates foreign garbage that is of plant or animal origin, including food scraps, packaging materials, and any items that have come in contact with these materials.

Private vessel owners are reminded that regulated garbage cannot be thrown into domestic garbage containers or disposed of at the local landfill. Regulated garbage must be handled by an APHIS-approved facility that is capable of incinerating or sterilizing the garbage.

Vessels owners arriving from foreign to US Virgin Islands must ensure that all foreign garbage is placed in covered leak-proof containers and within the vessel railings while in U.S. waters.

In view of the above, if you need to off-load your garbage at a USVI port of entry, please notify CBP Agriculture Specialist Unit for guidance. For the St. Thomas/St. John area, please call 340-774-4554, for St. Croix USVI area please call 340-778-1696. You may also contact the CBP Agriculture Unit Supervisors:

St. Thomas/St. John oniquee.winston@cbp.dhs.gov

Supervisory CBP Agriculture Specialist

340-774-4554 (O)

340-626-1542(C)

St. Croix nikki.j.thomas@cbp.dhs.gov

Supervisory CBP Agriculture Specialist

340-778-1696 (O)

340-474-9487 (C)

*In addition, for the St. Thomas/St. John area you may contact Mr. Nate Fletcher, approved permit holder and hauler for the USVI National Park at 508-202-3953.

The hauler will transport regulated garbage to the approved USDA handling facilities at Yacht Haven to ensure proper handling and disposal.

In accordance to regulatory requirements, all off-loaded garbage can only be handled by establishments authorized by APHIS to properly dispose of this material and must only be placed in containers labeled “Foreign Garbage”, “Regulated Garbage” or “lnternational Garbage”.

Dumping of foreign garbage into U.S. territorial waters or non-designated garbage receptacles is illegal, and under Federal law subject to fines. 

Other mitigating measurements

Vessels may remove or “purge” their stores and garbage and disinfect, if required, to attain “domestic status.” By purging their stores and garbage, vessel owners are provided an opportunity to reduce their costs associated with garbage removal. Vessel owners wishing to have their vessel arriving from foreign countries purged must contact the local CBP office listed above. Vessels may also be purged after travel from Hawaii or a U.S. territory or possession if PPQ, CBP or APHIS designated inspectors are available. However, the purge is only valid while in Hawaii or the U.S. territory or possession where the purge occurred.

You may also visit USDA https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/regulated-garbage/ct_regulated_garbage

Please note that CBP will continue to evaluate the situation and provide updated guidance as appropriate.

VIPCA works on Regulation of Certain Garbage for waiver for VI yachts

The Regulation of Certain Garbage (CFR Title 9 Part 94.5 and Title 7 part 330.400-330.401) is currently being enforced by CBP outreach subsequent to an order by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Enforcement is for ALL U.S. Ports, which includes the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This is not a local CBP vendetta against yachts in the territory, moreover application of a federal law with increased enforcement owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This weekend VIPCA has been in communication with both the Director of VI CBP and the Governors’ Office. Resultantly the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been contacted and it has been explained to USDA that the majority of vessels presently in USVI waters have garbage which was provisioned locally and not international, as they have been “in-place” for at least two months. The regional Agricultural Specialist will be able to determine whether a “technical waiver” may be provided to those yachts.

IYBA Webinar – VIPCA Presenting

https://www.bigmarker.com/iyba/Charter-Destination-Update?bmid=399dba4a4511

VIPCA’s executive director Oriel Blake presented at the IYBA webinar on Charter Destination Update with 259 registered participants.

 

Airlines Resume Service to the U.S. Virgin Islands 

VIRGIN ISLANDS PORT AUTHORITY 

ST. CROIX | ST. THOMAS | ST. JOHN UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS GATEWAYS TO THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS’ ECONOMY 

NEWS RELEASE 

Contact: Monifa Marrero-Brathwaite | Public Information Officer 

(340) 774-1629 or 340-244-1065 

info@viport.com / www.viport.com 

May 1, 2020 

Airlines Resume Service to the U.S. Virgin Islands 

After several weeks of reduced airlift to the U.S. Virgin Islands due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Virgin Islands Port Authority has been notified that air service to the USVI will resume this month. VIPA provided the following update regarding the airlines that service the territory: 

  • Air Sunshine is providing flights to foreign Caribbean islands based on demand. 
  • American Airlines is operating one roundtrip flight per day from Miami, FL to St. Thomas and one flight a day from Miami, FL to St. Croix. American will have no flights to the territory on May 5 and 6 and will resume service on May 7. There will be no Tuesday flights during the month of May. 
  • Cape Air is providing service between St. Thomas, St. Croix, and San Juan with cancellations as necessary based on passenger loads. 
  • Delta Air Line will resume service on May 2 with roundtrip service between Atlanta, Georgia and St. Thomas and Atlanta to St. Croix. Beginning May 8, Delta will provide flights to St. Thomas on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Service to St. Croix will remain on Saturdays only, via a connecting flight from St. Thomas. 
  • JetBlue is providing service between St. Thomas and San Juan. 

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  • LIAT has extended its suspension of service between Antigua and St. Thomas until May 15, 2020. 
  • Seaflight will provide service between St. Thomas and St. Croix on demand. 
  • Silver Airways (Seaborne) is operating its airport and seaplane service with cancellations as necessary based on passenger loads. There will be no seaplane service on May 2 and May 3. 
  • Spirit resumed roundtrip service from Ft. Lauderdale to the USVI today, May 1. The flight will arrive in St. Thomas, connect through St. Croix, and return to Ft. Lauderdale. Spirit will provide service on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays during the month of May. 
  • United Airlines will provide a roundtrip flight from Houston, TX to San Juan, then to St. Thomas beginning May 8. 

VIPA encourages travelers to call their airline directly for updated flight information before arriving at the airport. Travelers are also asked to adhere to federal and local health guidelines for travel and wear masks while traveling. In addition, travelers are encouraged to arrive on time for their departures as staffing for federal screening services has been reduced. 

The Virgin Islands Department of Health and the Virgin Islands National Guard will be conducting screening of all arriving travelers throughout the month of May. VIPA will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure a safe experience at the territory’s airports for the traveling public and the airports’ tenants and employees. 

 

 

https://viconsortium.com/vi-travel/virgin-islands-major-airlines-other-carriers-resume-service-to-usvi-this-month-port-authority-says

updated Department of Natural Resources (DRNA in Spanish) 2020-07F order for Puerto Rico’s marinas following the latest governmental ordinance:

We have received the updated Department of Natural Resources (DRNA in Spanish) 2020-07F order for Puerto Rico’s marinas following the latest governmental ordinance: COMUNICACIÓN-NÚM.-2020-07F-Marinas-DRNA-17-ABR-2020
1) Recreational boating is prohibited no matter what until lockdown is lifted
2) Haul out services may be provided granted you have a reservation that dates March 14 or before. Evidence must be provided regarding the reservation date and the vessel must remain hauled out for a minimum of 120 days.
3) You are allowed to bring your vessel back to a Puerto Rican marina from a jurisdiction other than Puerto Rico if it is your official designated “homeport”
4) Only commercial fishing and relevant essential authorities are allowed free transit into marinas.
5) Vessels purchased by Puerto Rican residents before March 14 at other jurisdictions will be allowed into Puerto Rico.
PUERTO DEL REY MARINA & SHIP YARD: DRNA has amended the Communication, now 2020-07F that states that vessels that have Puerto Del Rey as their homeport or had confirmed participation in Hurricane Tie Down before March 14, 2020 may come to Puerto Del Rey, spend two weeks in quarantine and then be hauled out. Should you choose to wait until after May 3rd, PDR will not be able to confirm a specific haul out date. If you agree to being hauled out, please write to us at boatyard@puertodelrey.com at the earliest practical time, so we can schedule a mutually convenient date and time.
– Immediately: Email boatyard@puertodelrey.com and marina@puertodelrey.com confirming you are in the Marina and wish to haul out.
– Arrange for stay while your vessel is on land. There are no live-aboards allowed in the tie down area. Subject to availability, the Marina has apartments and suites available for rent (also subject to additional COVID-19 restrictions under OE-2020-033). Please write to marina@puertodelrey.com for further information.
– 48 Hours BEFORE haul out: o Mark vessel with tape where Travel-lift slings must be placed.
– Purchase of straps- These may be delivered to the vessel. Please email boatyard@puertodelrey.com with the number of straps you need and payment form.
– Make sure you have proper personal protective equipment (masks and gloves).

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCES EXPANDED WATER QUALITY TESTING THROUGHOUT PARK WATERS

Release Date:  April 27, 2020

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCES EXPANDED WATER QUALITY TESTING THROUGHOUT PARK WATERS

 

St. John, US Virgin Islands – Virgin Islands National Park announces an expanded water quality testing program to assess fecal coliform bacteria within key boat mooring areas.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in use changes in park bays where many vessels are mooring. For many years park staff have monitored fecal coliform bacteria levels monthly at Maho, Hawksnest, and Trunk Bay beaches, in accordance with EPA recreational water quality standards.  Water samples are analyzed by an EPA and state-certified lab in St. Thomas.

 

The monitoring frequency at these areas was increased on April 13 to weekly sample collection.  We are pleased to report the results are well-within the safe limits for swimming under EPA recreational water quality standards.  The monitoring program was also expanded April 13 to include randomized sample collection at eight additional locations in the park, and, in Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, the bays of Hurricane Hole.  The previous and expanded areas now encompass about 90% of the boat mooring areas in the park.

 

Weekly samples provide a general indicator for discharges of fecal coliform bacteria, and collection sites are randomized within each bay.  The results from the previous two weeks are well below EPA threshold limits for recreational water and are consistent with baseline values the park has collected for several years.  Based on water quality test results from samples collected and analyzed the past few weeks, the bays and beaches within the park and in the monument, the bays of Hurricane Hole, are safe for swimming and other activities.

 

The expanded water sampling sites, as well as an increased sample frequency to weekly collection at the existing three sites, will continue as long as the Territory is under a state of emergency.  The park will provide periodic updates to the community regarding future sample results.

 

The park wishes to thank the mariners staying for extended periods in both territorial and park waters for their diligence in assuring that to either discharge waste a minimum three miles from shore or arranging for a pump out service.

 

The NPS encourages people who choose to visit the waters of Virgin Islands National Park during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and territory and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy. Law enforcement staff will remain on duty and may be reached at 1-866-995-8467.

 

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, territory, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website (www.nps.gov/viis) and social media channels.

 

Please contact Thomas Kelley at (340) 690-2440 should you have any questions.

 

 

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.

 

Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.

 

 

Recognizing Positive Stewardship on the Water

Crews in St. Thomas have been organizing weekly food orders shared between multiple boats to obtain goods from a local farm and local baker.  Sugar Brown Farms delivered to Crown Bay Marina to one crew representative, wearing mask and gloves.  Safe distance was kept and payment collected online.  Crews in St. John have also organized group orders with Sugar Brown Farms who met their representative in Red Hook.  Love City Lunchbox has been delivering fresh bread orders by powerboat to crews in Brewer’s Bay, St. Thomas, while also keeping safe distance and wearing gloves in the exchange of goods.

Several crews have also created chat groups and radio support networks within their current harbors in effort to share news & updated protocols set forth by the Government of the USVI.  These groups are also coordinating provisioning and trash runs, which is productive in limiting the number of crews going ashore.  Kelly, a local provisioner on St. Thomas, has asked that boats consider group orders so she too can limit her trips to the store and make more productive provisioning runs.

Consideration of our precious marine environment is very important to local charter crews and the dumping of any kind of waste is a matter taken very seriously.  Crews moored near Waterlemon Cay in St. John with scuba diving equipment recently organized a Project AWARE underwater debris cleanup of Lameshur Bay, while another crew in Brewer’s Bay has taken it upon themself to ensure that incoming vessels unfamiliar with the bay avoid anchoring on top of coral reef habitats.  Hats off to all crews doing their part to be positive stewards of the community.  We see you, and we appreciate you.

20 Day Social Media Challenge

20 Day Social Media Challenge (click here!)

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

We would like to invite yacht crews to participate in our 20-day Social Media Challenge that begins April 10th and ends April 29th. On the 30th of April, we will announce the winning yachts. Prizes include a MasterClass online code and a case of champagne!

The goal is to share a creative post daily according to the theme associated with each day on the attached schedule. Contestants must use the hashtag #cuphalffullvi to be counted.  You can post on Facebook, Instagram or both. Make sure to also tag VIPCA – Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association on Facebook and @vipca_usvi on Instagram. For each day you participate, you will get one point towards the MasterClass online code. 

If there is a tie at the end those yachts will be entered into a drawing for the MasterClass online code. In addition, yachts who complete all 20 days will be entered into a drawing for a case of champagne!

Our hope is that this will help keep our guests, followers and future clients engaged, while also serving as a much needed distraction for all. Focusing on the positive and showing solidarity in our industry is important as we remain #vistrong. Feel free to contact your VIPCA crew-representatives for any questions or concerns you have during this time or regarding this challenge. Lets get to sharing and spreading some fun!

Thank you, 

Kristi & Erika  

Crew Representative Board Directors, VIPCA

Virgin Islands Professional Charter Industry Responds to COVID-19 Concerns, Reminds Members of this Economically Vital Marine Tourism Sector of New Emergency Executive Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2020

 

Virgin Islands Professional Charter Industry Responds to COVID-19 Concerns, Reminds Members of this Economically Vital Marine Tourism Sector of New Emergency Executive Orders

 

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. A decades-strong industry and potent contributor to the U.S. Virgin Islands economy, which is often unseen due to the nature of its business, is now in full view public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 100 U.S. Virgin Islands based professionally crewed charter vessels are following U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. Jr’s Emergency Executive Orders to not accept guests and, like the territory’s shoreside populace, to shelter in place. This mandate comes at the peak of the marine tourism charter season when this fleet of U.S.-based vessels are normally scattered among the territory’s, as well as neighboring islands’, anchorages on customized 7-day itineraries for their guests. Thus, these vessels, as well as over 70 U.S.-based day charter vessels, are now docked, moored or anchored in what seems increasing numbers in the territory’s bays.

Photo: Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Credit: Phil Blake

“The Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) has 144 USVI-based charter vessel members all of whom are presently ‘grounded’ rather than cruising the Virgin Islands with tourists on board. The professional crew of these Virgin Islands-based yachts have their hearts vested in the Virgin Islands, and wish, as much as land-based residents, to preserve the health both of the people of the Virgin Islands and its environment. In addition to the home-based charter fleet there are also a combination of professionally-run charter yachts who have arrived in the USVI from islands to the south, and cruising yachts with their owners living aboard (often in retirement). VIPCA would like to emphasize to the Virgin Islands public that both home-based and visiting boaters are naturally considerate to their host islands, and will be complying with the Governor’s Executive Orders in addition to maritime regulations such as emptying sewage offshore both by free will and legal obligation,” says Oriel Blake, VIPCA executive director.

 

YACHTS WELCOME, JUST FOLLOW PROCEDURES

 

Recognizing the influx of yachts, on March 27, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. welcomed U.S.-based and other arriving vessels to the territory. He further encouraged that post-pandemic, those not based in the territory to join the USVI marine family and economy. However, the Governor, as he has outlined in his Emergency Executive Orders for safety of those on shore, reminded all vessels to abide by the orders and compliance requests of agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), and any further Emergency Executive Orders issued by the Governor.

 

“We’re  asking the boaters to please adhere to the mandates issued by the Governor by registering for an anchoring permit, completing the health assessment, practicing social distancing by remaining on their vessel and limiting trips to shore, and not to onboard any passengers during this time.  We also require that all vessels follow our requirements for the disposal of solid and liquid waste. For any questions please contact DPNR’s Division of Environmental Enforcement at (340) 774-3320 in St. Thomas or (340)773-5776 in St. Croix, or by email at dee@dpnr.vi.gov. We look forward to your return under normal circumstances when you may experience true Virgin Islands hospitality,” says J.P. Oriol, DPNR Commissioner.

 

Oriol adds that his department has received over 100 anchoring applications since last Thursday.  The Department’s officers are now conducting patrols and telling boaters where to go online and get the information. DPNR has identified 19 bays on St. Thomas and Water Island, 4 in St. John and 6 in St. Croix for anchoring specifically until April 30.

 

Additionally, the Virgin Islands National Park (VINP) has 200 moorings and this week will announce a new mooring reservation program.

 

“Boaters will need either a VI permit for VI waters/bays or an NPS (National Park Service) reservation, not both,” says Nigel Fields, VINP Superintendent.

 

Both DPNR and the VINP remind all vessel operators that it is illegal to discharge or discard refuse of any kind within the 3 nautical mile limit of the territorial waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

“The professional crew of the home-based charter yachts are very respectful towards the environment and are following usual sewage discharge practices which involve taking their yacht three miles offshore before releasing their holding tanks of black and grey water. VIPCA hopes that the sizable number of visiting yachts who have arrived from other parts of the Caribbean will continue to follow the principles of good boating and shall comply with the Virgin Islands Government regulations including emptying holding tanks offshore,” Says VIPCA’s Blake.

 

DPNR also recommends vessels make use of online concierge services to the greatest extent possible for provisioning, more information about provisioning concierge (including local produce), trash removal and crew support networks can be found at https://vipca.org.

 

KEY ROLE IN POST-PANDEMIC TOURISM RECOVERY

 

VIPCA’s has called on its members to be ambassadors to those visiting yachts and to assist in passing on information.

 

“Now more than ever, we need to lead by example as it pertains to all of the circumstances that have fallen upon us. Please encourage the Social Distancing, Quarantine-if-needed, Holding Tanks usage, respecting the policies on our beaches to all of those around you. Our role as an industry is to protect the waters, the shores, the people and the culture of the Virgin Islands as it interacts from a marine perspective. Let’s work together,” says Dare Blankenhorn, VIPCA president.

 

In 2019, the annual direct contribution to the U.S. Virgin Islands economy made by 150 week/term charter vessels, 75-day charter, 17 sport-fishing and 55-bareboat charter vessels was estimated at approximately $45 million. This contribution is made via support to businesses like supermarkets, fuel, restaurants, hotels, taxis, diving/fishing rentals, laundry, port authority fees and dockage. The marine industry is one of the most resilient and was one of the first to generate tourism revenues for the territory after the 2017 hurricanes. Marine tourism offers immediate expansion possibilities. By welcoming these yachts to the territory during the world’s State of Emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, provided that they abide by the rules and that their crew do not come ashore until 14 days quarantine have been safely taken onboard, the Virgin Islands should hope to profit from the strengthening of the marine industry and by its expansion.

 

More information can be found at the DPNR website: https://dpnr.vi.gov/environmental-enforcement/ and the VIPCA website https://vipca.org/usvi-requirements-for-all-vessels-during-state-of-emergency/

 

For additional information and questions, contact: Oriel Blake, executive director VIPCA, info@vipca.org

 

ABOUT VIPCA: VIPCA is the territory’s 501(c)(6) nonprofit marine association, whose purpose is to promote, protect and further the capabilities of charter yachts and the marine businesses that sustain them. Projects and initiatives VIPCA membership supports include producing a marine directory of local information, technical advice and resources; improving Customs and Border Protection facilities; gaining ease of access for charter vessels between the USVI and Spanish Virgin Islands; compliance guidance; moving forward a proposal to manage territory wide new transient moorings; marine vocational training for V.I. youth; and surveying and cleaning up bays and mangroves under the organization’s charity fiscally sponsored by Community Foundation Virgin Islands (CFVI.net), VI Marine Rebuild Fund. vipca.org

 

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