995 CMR 4.20 - Pilot Boats

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) Any boat used by a District Three Pilot for boarding or departing vessels shall:
(a) Have the word "PILOT" in capital letters printed on its house or hull in a conspicuous manner and contrast to the house or hull coating color;
(b) Fly the appropriate flags and carry appropriate navigation lights and symbols as required by the International and Inland Rules of the Road as applicable;
(c) Have one person for operating the boat and one person to assist the Pilot while boarding or departing a vessel, or when an accident occurs;
(d) Be equipped to communicate on all relevant and required radio channels and be equipped to use any other communication method common and usual in industry;
(e) Be equipped to continuously guard all normal distress and emergency radio communications channels;
(f) Have on board all required lifesaving, safety and emergency gear and equipment in good working order and condition, and may employ emergency recovery gear in the event of a pilot overboard; and
(g) 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 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 occurrences.


995 CMR 4.20

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