S.C. Code Regs. 136-075 - Pilotage Areas

A. The federal boundary lines defined in 46 CFR 7.65, 46 CFR 7.70 and 46 CFR7.75 describe the areas of the coastal waters along the coast of South Carolina that delineate the application of federal pilotage requirements. These same boundary lines shall encompass those waters upon which the Commissioners also require pilotage on those vessels subject to state pilotage laws and regulations.
B. The Commissioners of Pilotage for the Lower Coastal Area shall extend these defined waters seaward of the federal boundary lines whenever necessary to:
(1) Assure that every foreign flag vessel or US vessel under register, while transiting offshore waters that otherwise may present the risk of grounding in the process of calling at every South Carolina port, is conducted and piloted by a pilot licensed by the Commissioners of Pilotage for the Lower Coastal Area.
(2) Assure that every foreign flag vessel or US vessel under register calling at offshore moorings located within offshore waters under the jurisdiction of the State of South Carolina is conducted and piloted by a pilot licensed by the Commissioners of Pilotage for the Lower Coastal Area.
C. The pilot station for the pilot vessels cruising off shore shall be in the approximate vicinity of the designated sea buoy or on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean up to two nautical miles seaward of the boundary lines.

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S.C. Code Regs. 136-075
Added by State Register Volume 21, Issue No. 2, eff February 28, 1997. Amended by State Register Volume 32, Issue No. 5, eff May 23, 2008.

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