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BOATER GUIDELINES IN HURRICANE PREPARATION

All boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands are advised of the procedures to follow in the preparation for tropical storms and hurricanes.
A five day notice will be given to the boaters based on the location of the storm. Entry into the Hurricane Haven will be on a first come, first served basis. Enforcement officers will assist boaters in locating a site for the vessel within the haven. Boaters will return to regular moorings once the approved news bulletin has been issued.
All hurricane anchors will remain in place for the hurricane season. Vessels leaving anchors in the haven will use one mooring ball, attached to the anchor marked with the vessel registration number.
Securing vessels to trees is permissible, only when deemed necessary by the assisting Enforcement officers.
All boaters are cautioned that vessels may not anchor in or obstruct the navigational channel in Brenner Bay, St. Thomas, or Krause Lagoon and Salt River, St. Croix.
In the event of additional storms, vessels will return to the initial location marked by the mooring ball, displaying the vessel registration number.
After the hurricane season is over, all anchors will be removed at a designated time.
All boaters should not remain on-board their vessels during a storm or hurricane. Violate this provision at own risk.
Hurricane Havens are:
St. Thomas/Water Islands – Benner Bay, Mandahl Pond, Flamingo Bay.
St. Croix – Krause Lagoon, Salt River
St. John – Hurricane Hole.
For additional information contact the Division of Environmental Enforcement at 774-3320 ext 5106.

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All boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands are advised of the procedures to follow in the preparation for tropical storms and hurricanes.
A five day notice will be given to the boaters based on the location of the storm. Entry into the Hurricane Haven will be on a first come, first served basis. Enforcement officers will assist boaters in locating a site for the vessel within the haven. Boaters will return to regular moorings once the approved news bulletin has been issued.
All hurricane anchors will remain in place for the hurricane season. Vessels leaving anchors in the haven will use one mooring ball, attached to the anchor marked with the vessel registration number.
Securing vessels to trees is permissible, only when deemed necessary by the assisting Enforcement officers.
All boaters are cautioned that vessels may not anchor in or obstruct the navigational channel in Brenner Bay, St. Thomas, or Krause Lagoon and Salt River, St. Croix.
In the event of additional storms, vessels will return to the initial location marked by the mooring ball, displaying the vessel registration number.
After the hurricane season is over, all anchors will be removed at a designated time.
All boaters should not remain on-board their vessels during a storm or hurricane. Violate this provision at own risk.
Hurricane Havens are:
St. Thomas/Water Islands - Benner Bay, Mandahl Pond, Flamingo Bay.
St. Croix - Krause Lagoon, Salt River
St. John - Hurricane Hole.
For additional information contact the Division of Environmental Enforcement at 774-3320 ext 5106.