(1) Pilots shall
at all times perform their duties in a professional and workmanlike manner,
exercising reasonable care under the circumstances, attentive and faithful to
their duties, and exercising unimpaired judgment.
(2) Each Pilot shall be liable for all
damages accruing from his or her negligence, unskillfulness, unfaithfulness or
(3) Each Pilot shall,
at all times while on duty, have with him or her either his or her original
Commission or a copy of said Commission certified by one of the
immediately upon boarding any vessel upon which he or she is to perform
pilotage services, shall:
(a) inform the
Master and any person in charge of the navigation of such vessel of any
restriction in said Pilot's Commission; and
(b) exhibit his or her Commission to said
Master if requested by said Master.
(5) A Pilot may not perform pilotage services
on, or take charge of, any vessel which draws more water than the Commission of
said Pilot authorizes or which exceeds in any respect the limits contained in
the Commission of said Pilot.
Each Pilot shall, at all times while performing pilotage services, comply with
all applicable statutes, regulations, international conventions, Captain of the
Port orders and other requirements of the proper authorities.
(7) Each Pilot shall, at all times while
performing pilotage services or otherwise on duty refrain from using abusive or
insulting language or threatening conduct.
(8) Each Pilot shall, at all times while
performing pilotage services or otherwise on duty, be unimpaired by illness or
by any mental or physical condition or by the use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics,
chemicals or other similar material.
(9) Each Pilot shall perform a reasonable and
fair share of all pilotage duties, winter and summer, day and night, unless
prevented by illness or by other causes satisfactory to the
No Pilot may,
once having boarded a vessel for the purpose of performing pilotage services,
leave such vessel:
(a) on an outbound voyage
until the vessel has safely passed the harbor limits;
(b) on an inbound voyage until the vessel has
been safely anchored or secured at a terminal; or
unless the Master of said vessel has
approved his or her departure and noted his or her approval in writing,
provided however that a Pilot may leave said vessel:
1.if he or she is replaced prior to leaving
by a Pilot holding an equal or greater Commission; or
2.in the event of a medical or other