Charlotte Amalie Waterfront Fendering Project Progresses
The Virgin Islands Port Authority’s project to install new fendering along the eastern end of the Charlotte Amalie Waterfront bulkhead is 50 percent completed. VIPA has hired Lighthouse Marine to install small and large fenders along the Waterfront bulkhead. The fenders are being spaced to ensure that most of the bulkhead has fendering. The project should be completed by March 2021. VIPA will continue to repair deteriorated fendering at all its marine facilities territory-wide.
The Waterfront in the Charlotte Amalie Harbor encompasses 3,200 feet of bulkhead space that runs parallel to the shopping district on St. Thomas. It is also located adjacent to banks, restaurants and other venues that make it an ideal berthing location. The Waterfront can accommodate yachts and other luxury vessels, mini-cruise ships, cruise ship tenders and other small vessels. The draft alongside the Waterfront ranges from four feet to 14 feet. Provisioning, water delivery and fueling are allowed with permission from VIPA along the bulkhead.