995 CMR 4.07 - Application for Transit Pilot Commission

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) The Commissioner will consider, and will interview and examine, only those applicants for a Transit Pilot Commission who:
(a) Is a citizen of the United State of America;
(b) Is at least 21 years of age;
(c) Has completed 12 years of formal education or equivalent satisfactory to the Commissioner;
(d) Is fluent in the English language;
(e) Is physically and mentally fit for pilotage service;
(f) Possesses a US Coast Guard license as mate or master of steam and motor vessels of unlimited gross tons upon oceans, as well as other endorsements and certificates described in 995 CMR 4.14; and
(g) Has documented pilotage service or prior maritime service or has suitable veteran sea time.
(2) Each applicant for a Transit Pilot Commission shall submit to the Commissioner:
(a) A signed letter requesting a Commission specifying the specific type and areas;
(b) A completed application form (D3-001A) available on the Commissioner's web site (http://sites.google.com/site/massdistrict3pilot/);
(c) Copies of all US Coast Guard credentials and endorsements, as well as endorsements and certificates required under 995 CMR 4.14;
(d) Copies of US Coast Guard federal first class pilotage for the Cape Cod Canal and Buzzards Bay;
(e) Proof of 15 round trips as a pilot or as pilot under instruction or equivalent transits over the waters specified within the past three years before the date of application; issued by a pilot association or a federal agency; (one-third of which in each respective category shall be during hours of darkness unless daylight only operations are mandated for a particular area);
(f) A Letter of Nomination signed by three Full Branch Pilots attesting that they have each observed the applicant while directing the movements of vessels in each of the areas to which the Commission applied for is applicable, and that said applicant is competent, professional and posses the temperament to furnish prompt and safe pilotage services; and
(g) A separate signed letter explaining any unusual incidents or violations of federal regulations or state statutes involving the applicant, including the disposition of any formal hearings or investigations.


995 CMR 4.07

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