995 CMR 4.04 - Number of Commissions

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) The Commissioner shall determine if there is need for an additional state Commissioned Pilot for District Three. The Commissioner shall request advice from the existing Commissioned Full Branch Pilots and may obtain further advice and information from any other source prior to making a determination in respect to need. Commissions are issued in a limited number, in light of legitimate interests of the Commonwealth, of the public, and of the existing Commissioned Pilots. No individual has an entitlement or right to obtain a Commission as a Pilot, or to train for the same.
(2) The Commissioner's decision shall be made after consideration of the various factors pertaining to such need, which shall include, but not be limited to: supply and demand for pilotage service, pilot fatigue prevention, safety and efficiency in furnishing pilotage services, and the interest in public and maritime industry in having available a reasonable number of experienced, professional and efficient pilots.
(3) The Commissioner shall make a separate determination of need with regard to Transit Pilots. A need for an additional Transit Pilot shall be found to exist only if the anticipated supply of pilotage services available from the existing Full Branch, Warrant and Transit Pilots appears to be insufficient to serve the anticipated demand from vessels as to which pilotage is compulsory under M.G.L. c. 103.


995 CMR 4.04

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