New Jersey Statutes - Title 12 Commerce and Navigation - 12:8-1.2 Definitions relative to pilotage.
2. As used in chapter 8 of Title 12 of the Revised Statutes:
"Apprentice" means a person who is listed as a qualified apprentice with the commission pursuant to section 34 of P.L.2004, c.72 (C.12:8-50) or who is on the commission's books as an apprentice pursuant to R.S.12:8-10, R.S.12:8-11 or R.S.12:8-12.
"Bar of Sandy Hook" or "bar" means the built-up area under the waters between the northern most point of Sandy Hook extending generally northeastward to the south shore of Long Island caused by a deposit of sediment. The location of the bar is not static.
"Commission" means the New Jersey Maritime Pilot and Docking Pilot Commission established pursuant to R.S.12:8-1.
"Commissioners" means the commissioners of maritime and docking pilots appointed by the Governor pursuant to R.S.12:8-1.
"Docking pilot" means a person licensed by the commission and entered in the register maintained pursuant to section 36 of P.L.2004, c.72 (C.12:8-52).
"Independent Pilot Association" means any association of pilots or docking pilots, other than the United New York or New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots' Benevolent Associations, whose members are qualified to pilot vessels in pilotage waters.
"Maritime pilot," "Licensed pilot" or "Sandy Hook pilot" means a person who is licensed by the commission to pilot regulated vessels pursuant to R.S.12:8-12 and who is a member of the United New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots' Benevolent Association or the United New York Sandy Hook Pilots' Benevolent Association.
"Pilotage waters" means boundary waters of the states of New Jersey and New York, ports on those boundary waters, the Sandy Hook, Raritan, Upper and Lower Bays of the Port of New York and New Jersey; the rivers Raritan, Hackensack, Passaic and Shrewsbury, Newark Bay, Arthur Kill, Kill van Kull, the Bar at Sandy Hook and waters easterly of the Bar on which regulated vessels navigate when entering or departing the port of New York and New Jersey, ports south of Sandy Hook to Atlantic City and waters easterly of these ports which regulated vessels navigate when entering or departing these ports.
"Pilots' Association" or "association" means the United New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots' Benevolent Association or the United New York Sandy Hook Pilots' Benevolent Association.
"President" means the president of the commission.
"Regulated vessel" means a vessel required by the laws of the states of New Jersey or New York to take a state licensed maritime pilot.
"Tugboat" means any vessel employed to assist the movement of a regulated vessel on pilotage waters.
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