St. John Tradewinds News

VINP Extends Deadline to Remove Storm Anchor Gear in Hurricane Hole

Virgin Islands National Park Acting Superintendent Darrell Echols has extended the deadline for mariners to remove their storm anchor gear from Hurricane Hole to January 31, 2018.

All gear remaining after January 31 will be removed by the National Park Service unless previous arrangements have been made.

“Given the unprecedented disruptions caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria this year, we are allowing mariners extra time to remove any gear they placed to secure their boats in Hurricane Hole” Echols said. “We are also waiving the requirement to reattach numbered floats to the ground chain at each mooring.”

Virgin Islands National Park is still seeking boat owners who have damaged vessels in park waters to determine their plan for removal. Please contact the park at (321) 421-9686 or by email at Caribbean_Recovery@nps.gov if you have any questions.

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