Pilotage for Yachts
38 § 86. Vessels Required to Take Pilot
Every foreign vessel and every American vessel under register, with a draft of 9 feet or more, entering or departing from any port or harbor within the waters described in section 86-A must take a pilot licensed under this chapter. Any master, owner, agent or consignee that fails to take a pilot licensed under this subchapter is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $15,000 per day, payable to the State. This penalty is recoverable in a civil action.
38 § 87A. Exceptions
1. Vessels exempt. This subchapter does not apply to:
A. Vessels under enrollment; [1985, c. 389, §35 (NEW).]
B. Fishing vessels; [1985, c. 389, §35 (NEW).]
C. Vessels powered predominantly by sail; [1999, c. 355, §7 (AMD).]
D. [2011, c. 498, §1 (RP).]
E. All military ships navigating the Kennebec River to and from the Bath Iron Works Corporation for the purpose of accomplishing overhaul, repair, post shakedown availability and sea trials; and [2011, c. 14, §2 (AMD).]
F. Noncommercial foreign vessels with overall length of under 253 feet. [2011, c. 14, §3 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 498, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Limitation. If any such vessel employs a pilot, the pilot is entitled to receive as compensation for that pilot's service pilotage fees in the amount established by the commission.
[ 1999, c. 355, §7 (AMD) .]