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Re: Island hopping between BVI and USVI?

Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
I would be a lot put off by this fact. People swim off their boats in mooring fields like the Bight, Virgin Gorda, etc., and the thought of people dumping their sewage in those confined areas is disgusting.

Are all of Conch's boats rigged like that? Regardless of the letter of the law, it would seem irresponsible not to do their plumbing properly.
Recall that there are no pump out facilities of any kind in the BVI. It would be nice if charterers would use the tank in anchorages and dump in the Channel or the Atlantic. Unfortunately when a charterer returns a boat with contents in the holding tank it costs the charter company a lot of time and labor to get the boat out to dump the tank so some have bypassed the tank to avoid the problem.

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