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Transport Getting Back to Normal as Storm Threat Eases

With the exception of some minor cruise ship changes, air and sea transportation to, from and within the territory have largely returned to normal as Tropical Depression Ana sputtered by to the south Monday.

Traffic at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and the Henry E. Rohlsen on St. Croix were not affected. Both airports are operating a normal schedule.

Jose Navario, CEK airport manager, said Monday morning, "We haven’t ceased any operations. Based on what I’m looking at, I don’t anticipate any closing."

Monifa Marrero, V.I. Port Authority public relations officer, said Rohlsen is open and will continue, weather permitting.

Seaborne Airlines is flying but flights are delayed. "We are flying on and off, running behind schedule," said Marcy Heistand, Seaborne vice president of sales and service. "We will try to catch up as weather permits."

She said, "People can call to find out about flight delays, but safety comes first."

The cruise ship schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday will shift. According to West Indian Co. Ltd. public relations officer Debra Gonzales:

  • Carnival Freedom, originally scheduled to arrive Tuesday, will arrive Wednesday at 7 a.m., depart at 6 p.m.
  • Carnival Glory will arrive at 1 p.m., depart at 10 p.m.
  • Carnival Liberty will arrive at 7 a.m, depart at 6 p.m.
  • Carnival Princess, scheduled for Tuesday, has cancelled.
  • Disney Magic, scheduled for Wednesday, has cancelled.
  • The Victory arrived in port Monday at 7 a.m. as scheduled, and will depart at 5 p.m.

The 7:15 a.m. ferry Monday between Charlotte Amalie and Cruz Bay, St. John, did not run because seas were rough, Transportation Services spokesman Kenrick Augustus said.

He said by the 9:15 a.m. ferry, the system was back on schedule. Augustus said all Cruz Bay to Red Hook, St. Thomas, ferries departed as scheduled.

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