995 CMR 2.02 - Definitions

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) Definitions as used in 995 CMR 2.00 shall have the following meaning:

Commissioned Pilot. An individual who holds a Full Branch or Warrant issued by the Commissioner of Pilots under M.G.L. c. 103.

Commissioners. When used without further description, means the Commissioners of Pilots, District One.

District One or District. When used without further description, means those waters of Massachusetts specified as such in M.G.L. c. 103.

Federal First Class Pilot. An individual holding a Merchant Mariner Credential issued by the United States Coast Guard containing an endorsement entitling the individual to serve in the capacity of "First Class Pilot" of certain vessels and over specified routes or within a specific port or waterway area.

Gross Tonnage. The International Gross Tonnage of a vessel, as reflected on the International Tonnage Certificate of the vessel issued in accordance with the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969.

Misconduct. Human behavior which violates some formal, duly established rule. Such rules are found in, among other places, statutes, regulations, the common law, the general maritime law, a ship's regulation or order, or shipping articles and similar sources. Misconduct is an act which is forbidden or a failure to do that which is required.

Office of the Commissioners. The office of Pilots for District One located at 100 1st Avenue, Suite 102, Charlestown, MA, 02129-2043, Tel: (617) 242-0182, Fax: (617) 241-0505. The Secretary to the Commissioners is located in the Office of the Commissioners. The office will be open during normal business hours at the port of Boston. Website:www.masspilotage.com.

Trustees. The duly elected Trustees of the Boston Marine Society.

Unusual Incident. Accidental or intentional grounding; collision or allision with any vessel or object; a loss of main propulsion, primary steering, or any associated component or control system that reduces the maneuverability of the vessel; an occurrence that materially and adversely affected the vessel's seaworthiness or fitness for service or route; an incident relating to operation of a vessel resulting in serious damage to a vessel, or damage caused by a vessel or crew, which may reasonably be expected to be in excess of $75,000 in monetary value, or such as to require a report to the US Coast Guard, or any other provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations; any incident that places a Pilot in danger; or any incident that causes environmental damage or may reasonably be thought to pose an environmental hazard or any threat of pollution or any actual pollution.


995 CMR 2.02
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1378, eff. 11/16/2018.

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