Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Fun cruises in Barbados cancelled, postponed due to TS Isaac

Carlisle Bay where the mooring is located. (FILE PHOTO)

Carlisle Bay where the mooring is located. (FILE PHOTO)

One cruise operator cancelled a day cruise and another postponed a night cruise, both originally scheduled to sail today, Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Yesterday afternoon the Barbados Meteorological Services' Acting Deputy Director, Clairmonte Williams told Loop News that they had every intention of issuing a Small Craft Warning for Barbados due to the adverse sea conditions as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac. The warning was issued at 5:00 pm yesterday and in effect from 6:00 pm, Wednesday, September 12, to 6:00 am tomorrow, Friday, September 14.

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Speaking to Loop News this evening was the owner of Jolly Roger Cruises, Allan Kinch. He said that they cancelled a day cruise today. They would have hosted about 40 passengers. However, he said the fortunate visitors who will still be on island on Saturday can sail then, but those who will be departing before this weekend, unfortunately, will miss the experience completely.

Asked about the precautions taken in terms of securing the vessel, Kinch said that it is presently on the storm mooring in Carlisle Bay. He said, “We have very strong, secure mooring that we can leave it through a storm. It’s the furthest out boat in Carlisle Bay.”

Kinch also shared that other vessels utilise the same mooring including the Atlantis submarine.

Loop has confirmed that a birthday party cruise slated to be held tonight on the MC Buccaneer has been postponed to tomorrow.

Attempts to reach the operators of the MV Dream Chaser up to the time this article was published were futile, to learn if they were also impacted by the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

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