Premier's Office
Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Release Date:
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 4:40pm

Statement By The Government Of The Virgin Islands On The Willy T
Friday, May 11, 2018
4:00 p.m.

The seabed surrounding Norman Island is the property of the Crown. The Willy T has been moored at the Bight under an annual seabed licence which expired in February, 2018. Since the earlier part of 2017, the Government of the Virgin Islands has been having discussions with the owners and operators of the Willy T about a number of environmental and other operational issues, and about new development plans for the area which would require the vessel to relocate.

The Government of the Virgin Islands has no objection to the continued operation of the business of the Willy T at an alternate location provided that all the necessary requirements for licensing, the mooring of the vessel, environmental protection, and the safe operation of the business are satisfied.