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VG ferry dock closed due to bad weather | Marine advisories in effect

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The Virgin Gorda Ferry and Cargo Dock has been ordered closed until further notice.

The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) said in a media release on Monday, January 20 that closure is because of the current adverse weather conditions and the subsequent marine advisories that remain in effect over the British Virgin Islands.

The BVIPA, however, said, “the terminal and warehouse will be opened per regular business hours. Ferries are operating from Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour”.

The Ports Authority apologised for any inconvenience caused due to the closure.

High surf advisory

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM), in the meantime, announced on social media early Monday morning that a high surf advisory and small craft caution remains in effect over the territory.

“A weak frontal trough is affecting the area and will continue to produce cloudiness and showers across the Islands today and tonight,” the DDM stated.

“Hazardous sea conditions persist between 2.4 to 3.1 metres or eight to 10 feet with northerly swells reaching 2.1 metres or seven feet,” it added.

The DDM is also urging all mariners to exercise caution while sailing vessels. They are further asking all sea bathers to avoid the beaches during this time, due to dangerous surfs and rip currents.

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