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Emergency Drill to be Conducted at CEKA on Friday, Oct. 29

The Virgin Islands Port Authority will be conducting a Full-Scale Exercise at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday, October 29, 2021. The drill will begin at 9 a.m. and should conclude by 12:30 p.m.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations require that airports conduct a full-scale exercise every three years to rehearse with all the entities that would be involved in an actual emergency. The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate the preparedness and capabilities of the airport, its tenants, and local response agencies. VIPA will be activating its Emergency Operations Center to conduct the drill. The exercise will not interrupt normal airport operations or travel.


About the Virgin Islands Port Authority

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is an autonomous, self-sustaining government agency established in 1969 as the owner and manager of the United States Virgin Island’s airports and seaports. VIPA operates 14 seaports, two airports, and surrounding properties. It is a critical arm of the USVI’s economy that facilitates travel and commerce and fosters tourism and economic growth via its port activities. VIPA’s mandate is to develop and maintain the ports of the USVI to accommodate the current and future demands of our users and to provide safe port facilities. Learn more about VIPA at, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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