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

By Charter19 | April 29, 2020

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

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCES EXPANDED WATER QUALITY TESTING THROUGHOUT PARK WATERS

By Charter19 | April 28, 2020

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 … Continue reading NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCES EXPANDED WATER QUALITY TESTING THROUGHOUT PARK WATERS

Recognizing Positive Stewardship on the Water

By Charter19 | April 9, 2020

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 … Continue reading Recognizing Positive Stewardship on the Water

20 Day Social Media Challenge

By Charter19 | April 8, 2020

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 … Continue reading 20 Day Social Media Challenge

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

By Charter19 | April 8, 2020

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

Letter to Members from VIPCA President

By Charter19 | April 8, 2020

Dear Valued Members, As the world continues to confront this unprecedented global pandemic, our hearts and minds continue to go out to all those affected.  Specifically, in this community we are feeling the economic impacts of these circumstances and they will have long lasting effects.  It seemed like our industry and our islands were finally back to full stride since … Continue reading Letter to Members from VIPCA President

VI National Park update Re. COVID-19

By Charter19 | March 31, 2020

VI National Park is not collecting trash at this time. This means that boaters trash, piling up at full bays like Francis Bay and Maho Bay, are being collected by the truck-load on a volunteer basis by our staff and others in the community. We are working on getting a better solution as this is … Continue reading VI National Park update Re. COVID-19

Unemployment Insurance and Layoff of Employees

By Charter19 | March 31, 2020

VIPCA has updated the following link:   COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance

SBA Tools, FAQ and Guidelines

By Charter19 | March 31, 2020

VIPCA has updated the following link: SBA Loan / Disaster Relief

COVID-19 Impact

By Charter19 | March 20, 2020

Dear VIPCA Members, GOVERNMENT UPDATE FOR THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS MARCH 20th: The U.S. Virgin Islands has 3 individuals who have tested positive at this time, 8 tested negative, and 33 test results are pending. The Government is strongly urging that residents and visitors utilize social distancing to help us contain the Virus and prevent spreading … Continue reading COVID-19 Impact