S.C. Code Regs. 136-045 - Pilot Charges and Fees

A. Pilotage charges and rates shall be promulgated by the Commissioners in accordance with the applicable sections of the 1976 Code.
B. The pilots shall be due payment for individual pilotage charges and fees upon the departure of any vessel from the Port, except when the pilots have elected to extend credit to such vessel owner, vessel operator, principal agent or local agent. In such cases, all payments are due not later than forty-five (45) days after the vessel's arrival in port. When payment has not been made within the 45-day term, interest may be charged, compounded at the rate of 1.5% monthly, for any portion of a month overdue.
C. Any agent or other non-vessel owner who makes arrangements for credit for pilotage shall be held responsible by the pilots for the amount credited if that amount is not paid within the forty-five (45) day period.
D. Pilotage charges are based upon the services of one pilot unit. No additional charges are authorized for other pilots or apprentices taken aboard a vessel for the purpose of training or route familiarization. However, nothing shall prohibit additional pilotage charges from being made whenever additional pilots are required to assure the safe maneuvering of the vessel. In such cases, one additional pilot unit may be charged for every additional pilot so embarked.


S.C. Code Regs. 136-045
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; State Register Volume 47, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/26/2023.

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