S.C. Code Regs. 136-090 - Pilot Response

A. The pilots will act upon all requests for pilot services without delay, provided they have been notified as follows:
(1) For vessels entering the Port of Charleston, six hours in advance of the required pilot boarding time.
(2) For vessels departing or shifting within the Port of Charleston, three hours prior to any vessel's intended movement.
(3) For movements in ports other than Charleston, seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the requested pilot boarding time, sailing time, or other movement.
B. The pilots will ensure the coordination of pilot assignments in the movements of all state piloted vessels that are or will be underway at the same time on those waters subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioners.
C. Vessels arriving at the bar and subsequently waiting for pilotage may be assigned pilots in the order that best facilitates safe and efficient movements within the entrance channel and the harbor.


S.C. Code Regs. 136-090
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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