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Old 17-02-2012, 11:11   #1
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St. Thomas Moorings

Does anyone have information, or know where to find it, concerning putting down a private mooring in St. Thomas? There seems to be a big growth in the amount of private moorings in the bays and harbors there. Thanks
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Old 17-02-2012, 13:33   #2
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Re: St. Thomas Moorings

As this could be problematic, I’d contact the USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources

Cyril E. King Airport
Terminal Building, 2nd Fl.
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: (340) 774-3320
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45 Estate Mars Hill
Frederiksted, VI 00840
Phone: (340) 773-1082

Mooring permits are issued to an owner of a registered vessel. In order to obtain a permit for anchoring or mooring an applicant is required to apply in person, through a resident agent or through any representative duly authorized to complete application procedures in the owner's behalf. A first time applicant is required to submit with the application a current coloured photograph of the vessel and an affidavit executed by the applicant fully setting forth the facts to support the applicants claim of ownership.
(Section 405-1 Application Instructions and Procedures for Mooring)

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES. APPLICATION FOR LONG-TERM ANCHORING VESSELS

See ➥ http://environmental-enforcement.dpn...nloadform.php?...

And ➥ http://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisi...oringGuide.pdf

See also ➥ http://stjohnsource.com/content/news...hurricane-hole

See also ➥ USVI - New Anchoring Regulations
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Old 17-02-2012, 15:59   #3
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Gord has covered it well. Are you here now or thinking about moving a boat here for long term?
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Old 18-02-2012, 09:23   #4
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Re: St. Thomas Moorings

Boat is at American Yacht Harbor, but looking for a long term solution when I can give up the work world.
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Re: St. Thomas Moorings

What can I expect to spend on a mooring for a 33' annually?
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:31   #6
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About $165. To qualify that. You have to jump through hoops to get an anchoring permit while you apply for a mooring permit. Then you need to install your own ground tackle. Or you could be like many here and just drop your anchor for free. See here http://www.dpnr.gov.vi/downloadform....ORING%20PERMIT
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Re: St. Thomas Moorings

And be prepared to fight the locals. They don't particularly like people just dropping a mooring in anywhere. Some brother of someone's cousin who's other cousin just happens to be the DA will have a problem with it for no particular reason except you didn't talk to him first for permission to drop it in a location they was once owned by his family 100 years ago.

I deal with this quite a bit first hand in the VI. We recently had all three of our moorings stolen, and I am sure it will happen again.
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Zboss where were your moorings? How long ago did this happen?
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