995 CMR 2.19 - Pilot Boats

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) Any boat used by a Pilot for boarding or departing vessels must:
(a) have the word "PILOT" printed on its house or hull in a conspicuous manner;
(b) fly the appropriate flags and carry the appropriate lights and symbols as required by the International or Inland Rules of the Road as applicable;
(c) be equipped to communicate on all relevant and usual radio channels and be equipped to use any other communication method common and usual in the industry;
(d) be equipped to continuously guard all normal distress and emergency communication channels;
(e) have on board all required lifesaving, safety and emergency gear and equipment in good working order and condition; and
(f) have and maintain a Log Book in which it is required to record, in addition to the usual information recorded in a vessel's log:
1.the names of all Pilots and crew boarding or leaving the boat and the times of such actions;
2.the direction and force of wind, sea conditions and weather observations on a periodic basis; and
3.any unusual events or occurrence.

Notes

995 CMR 2.19
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1378, eff. 11/16/2018.

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