995 CMR 2.17 - Candidate Training Program

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) The term of candidate training for every trainee shall be a minimum of one year.
(2) While serving as trainee, the individual must:
(a) on a regular basis working a normal work week, ride vessels with at least majority of the then Commissioned Pilots, on every route, and during ebb and flood tides, day and night, in various weather conditions, on various sizes and types of vessels, all to the extent feasible and consistent with the prevalent trade patterns in the port of Boston and vicinity. Trainee to keep log of such particulars as required in 995 CMR 2.17(2)(a) and submit to Commissioners upon request.
(b) satisfactorily complete at least 120 round trips between Boston inner harbor and a point beyond the Graves;
(c) satisfactorily complete at least 40 round trips to and from the area of Braintree, Hingham, Hull, Lynn, Quincy, Saugus and Weymouth.
(3) During each vessel movement to which a trainee pilot is assigned, the Commissioned Pilot will be required, in addition to other normal pilotage duties, to assist the trainee pilot in observation, learning, and discipline and to teach skills and furnish information relevant to pilotage.
(4) Each Commissioned Pilot is required:
(a) to observe each trainee during training voyages; and
(b) to report to the Commissioners in writing at the conclusion of each six-month period of training the progress of said trainee and the potential of said trainee to become a fully Commissioned Pilot.
(5) Each trainee may be terminated from that status in the event that:
(a) the trainee fails to satisfy physical or mental health requirements for a federal license or for a Commission;
(b) the trainee fails to obtain the requisite reports from Commissioned Pilots evidencing skill and potential to be a fully Commissioned Pilot which are satisfactory to the Commissioners.
(6) Upon successful conclusion of the required term as a trainee, a trainee shall be considered qualified to file application as a candidate for a Warrant Pilot Commission. As a trainee approaches the conclusion of his or her one year training, they may be examined by the Pilot Commissioners and obtain the approval of the Boston Marine Society Trustees, in order that they can receive their Warrant Commission and begin work promptly contingent upon receiving the final report required by 995 CMR 2.08(l)(k) and finally competing their one year training.


995 CMR 2.17
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1378, eff. 11/16/2018.

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