Contract Signed for Montserrat Short-term Passenger Ferry Service

Monterrat Ferry contract signed

Government Information Unit

Release Date

Friday, October 20, 2023


The Government of Montserrat today signed a contract with NAVIYUC S.A. de C.V. to operate the V2V Empress Vessel to begin passenger ferry services between Montserrat and Antigua in early November 2023. V2V Empress is a Belize flagged Vessel based in Progresso, Mexico.

This ferry service will be for a period of five (5) months until March 31, 2024.  The service will operate for five (5) days per week during the off-peak period and operate a 6-day schedule during peak periods in December 2023 and March 2024.  The schedule will also include a number of Day Tour operations to Antigua and Nevis, with the possibility for travel from Antigua to Nevis or Nevis to Antigua, with a short stay-over in Montserrat.

A further update on the specific start date and the launch of the ferry booking system on with the schedule and fares will be provided prior to the commencement of ferry service operations. The Access Division can be contacted by email at or 491 3378 or via WhatsApp on 664-392-3600.

The contract was signed by Daphne S Cassell, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Premier for the Government of Montserrat and Representative/Director for NAVIYUC Roberto Chami Lizarraga.

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