The Warrant and Full Branch Pilots within District Three shall be and remain
members in good standing of Northeast Marine Pilots as a condition of
performing pilotage services.
Northeast Marine Pilots shall provide:
Pilot boat services for pilots affiliated with that organization; and
(b) A pilot dispatch office at all times,
manned by a pilot dispatcher always available by telephone and/or radio
electronic means to dispatch lawfully qualified pilots to serve vessels
preparing movement through the waters of District Three.
All pilotage services in District Three
that is compulsory under M.G.L. c. 103 shall be dispatched through the Pilot
Dispatch Office of Northeast Marine Pilots, including as to any commissioned
pilots having no business affiliation with Northeast Marine Pilots. No
commissioned pilot may undertake or perform any compulsory pilotage service
other than in conformity with the dispatch procedures provided in
995 CMR 4.00
The Pilot Dispatch Office shall apportion
compulsory state pilotage work among pilots, regardless of the business
affiliation or any commissioned pilot, as specified in
995 CMR 4.00
. All commissioned
Full Branch Pilots, Warrant Pilots, and Transit Pilots shall be enrolled in a
single common rotation maintained by the Pilot Dispatch Office. Upon receipt of
an order for a pilotage service, such service request shall be assigned to the
pilot whose name stands closest to the top of such list (or roster), and whom
is legally permitted to serve as pilot upon such vessel pending assignment.
Upon being assigned a vessel for pilotage service, the pilot so assigned shall
have his or her name moved to the bottom of the list (or roster). A pilot who
is closest to the top of the list that was unable to legally perform such
pilotage service shall remain at the top of the list (or roster). Each
dispatched pilotage service shall be recorded in a form that can be made
visible to participating pilots via the internet by use of computer technology,
and shall reflect the status of the roster at the time of dispatch, and the
actions taken in dispatching the pilotage service.
(5) Persons requesting pilotage services for
a vessel intending movements within District Three must place such order with
the Pilot Dispatch Office not less than 24-hours in advance of estimated time
of arrival of such vessel at the pilot boarding area.
(6) Each Commissioner Full Branch, Warrant
and Transit Pilot shall remain in reasonable contact with the Pilot Dispatch
Office to ensure that pilotage services will at all times be available and that
vessels will not suffer unreasonable delays because of the lack or
unavailability of pilots.
Pilot having accepted a pilotage service assignment shall ascertain the time of
such vessel's arrival or sailing time and said Pilot shall report at that place
and time designated not less than one-hour before said time. Pilots on call
must be ready, available and sufficiently rested, physically and mentally fit
to perform pilotage services at all times.
Northeast Marine Pilots, and any other
organization authorized by a Commissioned Pilot to collect any fee on his or
her behalf shall furnish and keep current with the Commissioner;
(a) A list of the full names, residential
addresses, business addresses, and personal and business telephone numbers for
all Commissioned pilots who have authorized the organization to collect fees
attributable to that pilot's pilotage services;
(b) Copies of all the Articles of
requested by the Commissioner, copies of any duty rosters and vacation
schedules and medical leave rosters.
(9) Any Commissioned state pilot who is
unable to accept pilotage assignments due to illness or reasonable personal
issues shall notify the Pilot Dispatch Office as soon as possible.
(10) Existing Commissioned Transit Pilots who
are not associated with Northeast Marine Pilots may continue to operate
independently from Northeast Marine Pilots, except for the obligation to
participate in the rotations system and dispatch services operated by Northeast