Beryl weather has little impact on ferry services

Glen Bart,

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 9th July, 2018 ( – For the most part, the passage of the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl, just south of St. Kitts and Nevis, has had little impact on ferry services between Charlestown and Basseterre. contacted ferry operators to determine how the inclement weather affected their schedule.

Captain Franklyn Tyson of the MV Apple Syder said there was no service during the morning, however, the 1:30 pm departure from Port Zante and the 2:15 pm from Charlestown will take place. He said he expects no problems, as the sea conditions are good, and there is little surging of the sea in Charlestown.

At the very end of the island, the MV Seabridge remained on scheduled said Captain Oretius Jones. He recalled the start of the bad weather around 2:30 am, lightening and thunder, and wind gusts up to 30 mph. In spite of that, he said, the sea conditions are very good.

West Agency, the operator of the MV Mark Twain and the Sea Hustler, reported using their normal schedule for both vessels, while M & M Transportation, operator of the Caribe Breeze and Caribe Surf, indicated there was nothing to be concerned about. 

“People are traveling. The sea is fine,” said the captain.

In fact, it was a normal day at the ports. The St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority reported routine activity taking place at both air and sea ports.

Photo: MV SeaHustler and MV Mark Twain at the Basseterre Ferry Terminal.

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