WSR 04-13-172

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed June 23, 2004, 10:52 a.m. ]


OPEN LETTER TO THOSE INTERESTED IN WASHINGTON STATE MARITIME PILOTAGE:


The Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners has formed a committee to look into the pilot licensing standards for prospective Washington state pilots. The committee will be analyzing those portions of the Pilotage Act (chapter 88.16 RCW) and associated Washington Administrative Code (chapter 363-116 WAC) which relate to the requirements established therein that must be met in order to qualify for a license as a Washington state pilot. The committee may also look into issues related to licensing standards such as limitations on new pilots.

The committee presently consists of a chairman (representing the public at large) and nine additional members (two representing pilots; two representing shipping; one representing the Department of Ecology; one representing the public at large; and three representing mariners who aspire to be Washington state pilots). All of the members of the committee have been appointed except the public member (other than the chairman) and the three pilot aspirants.

If anyone is interested in sitting on this committee in one of the unfilled seats, please contact the Committee Chairman, Charles Davis, 2911 Second Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121, (206) 515-3904, fax (206) 515-3969. The public member must not have any connections to maritime shipping, pilots or be a pilot aspirant. The board also desires that at least one of the pilot aspirants be a person who does not have a federal pilot endorsement (U.S. Coast Guard pilot license).

The first meeting of the committee will be on July 15, 2004, commencing at 9:00 a.m. in the Level B Conference Room at 2911 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. Announcements concerning other meetings of this committee will be made in advance of the meetings. The meetings will be open to the public. If you desire to receive announcements of these meetings, contact Mr. Davis at the above address or phone number.

If anyone has any questions concerning the work of the committee, please contact Mr. Davis at 2911 Second Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121.

Captain Harry Dudley

Chairman

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