GOM Charters Flights for Ferry Passengers
The Government of Montserrat on Tuesday, chartered 12 flights to ensure that travelers were able to make their flight connections in Antigua.
According to Access Coordinator David Duberry, 60 people who had originally been booked to leave this morning on the Carib Sun ferry, were sent out on planes due to rough seas in Little Bay.
While the waters looked calm further out, the beaches in Carr’s Bay and Little Bay and the port have been pounded by heavy waves for the past two days.
Fly Montserrat facilitated the service and SVG Air was contracted to carry the luggage.
Today’s rough seas cost the government almost EC$31,000 in charter costs.
Passengers in Antigua who were planning to come home on the ferry were being advised to go to the airport to register for a seat.
The Star Legend was also in port today and some passengers did make use of the cruise tenders to enjoy their day on Montserrat.