S.C. Code Regs. 136-001 - Purpose

A. The purpose of these regulations is to establish standards for the promotion and continuance of a centralized, coordinated system of pilotage that will assure the safe and efficient movement of ocean-going shipping in to, out of and within the seaports of the State of South Carolina.
B. Safety shall be the primary objective of pilotage and shall focus upon the safety of vessels in transit, of vessels moored, of bridges and other waterfront structures, of channels and other navigable waterways, and protection of the marine environment.
C. Pilotage standards shall pursue the major objective of safety and the secondary objective of efficient movement by addressing, but not be limited to, each of the following aspects:
(1) Selection, training and qualification of pilots,
(2) Licensure and registration of pilots,
(3) Reports of accidents, risks, and other matters affecting vessel safety,
(4) Relationship to federal pilotage,
(5) Pilot logistical support systems,
(6) Vessel movement restrictions,
(7) Docking and undocking,
(8) Administration.

Notes

S.C. Code Regs. 136-001
Added by State Register Volume 16, Issue No. 7, eff July 24, 1992. Amended by State Register Volume 32, Issue No. 5, eff May 23, 2008.

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