995 CMR 2.18 - Pilot Organization

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) The Pilots for District One, acting jointly, shall be known as the "Boston Pilots" (or by the name of their business organization, namely "Boston Harbor Pilots Association", LLC or by the abbreviation thereof, namely "BHPA" and shall maintain a business office at a location near Boston Harbor for the sole purpose of operating the business of pilotage within District One.
(2) The office of the Boston Pilot's shall be staffed, or a Pilot dispatcher should be available by telephone, on a 24-hour basis on every calendar day.
(3) The Boston Pilots shall ensure that each Pilot shall remain in reasonable contact with the Pilot office to ensure that pilotage services will at all times be available and that vessels will not suffer unreasonable delays because of lack or unavailability of Pilots.
(4) The Boston Pilots are responsible to ensure that there is available for use by individual Pilots when boarding or departing vessels a suitable Pilot boat, which has been and is designed, equipped, maintained and manned satisfactorily for use as a Pilot boat and which is in all respects at all times fit for its intended purpose and safe and seaworthy.


995 CMR 2.18
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1378, eff. 11/16/2018.

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