New York Navigation Law Section 95 - Regulation of pilots and persons employing them.

95. Regulation of pilots and persons employing them. 1. The board of commissioners may alter or amend any existing regulation for pilots, and make, duly promulgate and enforce new rules or regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of this state or of the United States, which shall be binding and effective upon all pilots licensed under this article, and upon all parties employing such pilots. The commissioners may also regulate the stationing of pilot boats for the purpose of putting pilots aboard and taking of them off vessels bound to and from the port of New York and may designate the areas in which such vessels shall be boarded and left by such pilots. Such commissioners may declare and enforce forfeitures of pilotage upon any mismanagement or neglect of duty by the pilots licensed by them. Such commissioners, in order to prevent any of the pilots licensed by them from combining injuriously with each other, or with other persons, and to prevent any person licensed by them from acting as a pilot during his suspension, or after his license has been revoked, may declare, impose and collect fines and penalties not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars for each such offense. The commissioners may also establish and enforce all other needful rules and regulations for the conduct of the pilots licensed by them, and the parties employing them. Such commissioners may enforce and receive accounts of all moneys collected for pilotage by the pilots licensed by them and may impose and collect from such pilots a sum not exceeding three per centum on the amount thereof to defray their necessary expenses, including clerk hire and office rent.

Last modified: February 3, 2019