Governor Bryan Announces Groundbreaking Partnership to Install 200 Recreational Moorings Across the Territory

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement on the Public-Private Partnership between the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and the V.I. Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) on the installation of 200 recreational moorings across the Territory:

“When I first took office, I initiated a groundbreaking public-private partnership with representatives from the marine industry. I am thrilled to share that this collaboration has produced exceptional results. Together with the DPNR, the Office of the Governor, and the V.I. Professional Charter Association (VIPCA), we have successfully launched a project to install 200 recreational moorings across our territory.

“This ambitious endeavor was made possible by a grant of $562,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Authority, with DPNR providing essential in-kind support and regulatory guidance. After obtaining the necessary permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and V.I. Coastal Zone Management, we meticulously handpicked a range of sites for the moorings. I am delighted to report that over half of the moorings have already been installed, marking a significant milestone in our mission to promote responsible tourism and safeguard our invaluable coral reefs.

“Thanks to this remarkable public-private partnership, we can now extend a warm welcome to a diverse range of vessels, including monohulls, multihulls, and mega yachts, in our beloved bays with utmost ease. Furthermore, the installation of these moorings will substantially reduce potential damage to our coral reefs, offering a safer and more convenient alternative to anchoring for both our residents and visitors.

“I take great pride in the progress we have achieved thus far and eagerly anticipate future collaborations that will continue to benefit our community and preserve our precious natural resources,” Gov. Bryan said.

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