Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: St Thomas USVI
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Re: Island hopping between BVI and USVI?
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.
Why not deduct the costs to empty the holding tank from the deposit left by the charter guest if they "forget" to take care of that before returning the boat? Money is typically a good motivator for most.
Confirming the tanks are empty could easily be integrated into the debrief at the end of a trip.