....I believe there is, or was, no charge for being anchored less than 7 days (might be 14).
I tried to watch a little more. If I heard correctly (the volume is low), there is no proposed charge for up to 14 days.
If adopted and enforced, the fees will most greatly effect cruisers and residents that reside on boats.
If the average cruiser is coming down to anchor for a few months, the fee will be in the hundreds. Can't imagine how they plan to collect and enforce it, as a cruiser will typically move around. I got through 1.5 vids and think I heard that question asked and they didn't know either.
It will be interesting if they view the bareboat fleet as a potential year round anchoring vessel, or only assesses a fee if the individual charter extends beyond 14 days. Still, one wonders how they could know if the charter was staying, let alone anchoring, in the USVI.
They did make one thing clear. They had no authority to mess with customs and immigration fees, in order to raise revenue, so they are targeting the fees they can control. Interesting.
In the end, all I've heard so far is they have limited anchoring/mooring space, the government owns that space, users will be required to rent it and they haven't raised prices in 20 years. Sounds like the US govt has trained them well on the money grab idea.