Upon the announcement of an ORANGE vigilance for a weather event confirmed by the competent authorities, the owners or guardians of ships, who do not have the possibility to secure the ships or other property located on the maritime public domain, to leave the area to such ships or other property.
At the announcement of a vigilance VIOLETTE, thus announcing the strict confinement, any movement will be strictly forbidden.
A decree was taken in this sense the 26 May 2017 and is displayed in particular in the marinas, the Maritime Station and the Port of Galisbay.
The lagoon of Simpson Bay is not considered a shelter and the past phenomena have amply demonstrated it.
At the announcement of an ORANGE vigilance, the lifting of the Sandy Ground Bridge will continue to be ensured subject to weather conditions and police orders.
The bridge will remain closed as soon as a RED vigilance is announced.
Independently of any alert or vigilance, once the winds have reached 25 knots (46 km / h), the bridge will remain closed.
In all cases when an alert is triggered, vessels shall maintain a permanent listening of the 16 VHF channel as well as weather information.
Owners or guardians of ships shall be solely liable for damage to their property or damage to their property on the development of the port area and any other public or private development on the coast.
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.