Work Continues on New State of the Art Ferries

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V.I. Department of Public Works Darryl Smalls reported last week that construction on two state-of-the-art catamaran ferries that will operate between Cruz Bay and Red Hook is proceeding on schedule.

“Those vessels, the first in the country that are being constructed under new U.S. Coast Guard regulations for passenger vessels, should be delivered by the third quarter of this fiscal year and go into operation soon after,” he said. “The territory’s two franchise ferry companies will lease and operate the ferries, which will improve the speed, service, reliability and capacity of the ferry service that so many Virgin Islanders and tourists rely on every day.”