The island’s two ferry companies say they are resuming trips to Charlotte Amalie from Cruz Bay. Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services told the Virgin Islands Daily News its boats stopped making the run recently because they had to be inspected and needed "unforeseen repairs." (Read the story.)
Meanwhile the ferry companies have told the Public Services Commission they need a subsidy from the government to purchase new boats. The ferry companies plead that they are losing money.
Exactly how much, nobody knows for sure. Because the ferry companies have failed to produce financial reports for the PSC to review. Keeping records and accounting for fares collected is not the ferries’ strong suit. Sometimes you get a receipt, sometimes you don’t. Who knows what gets reported?