North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 76A Navigation and Pilotage Commissions

Article 1 - General Provisions.

  • § 76A-1   Commission established; powers generally
    In consideration of the requirement for the safe and expeditious movement of waterborne commerce on the navigable waters of the State, it is deemed necessary...
  • § 76A-2   Membership
    The Commission shall consist of five voting members, four appointed by the Governor, and the president of the Wilmington‑Cape Fear Pilots Association who shall serve...
  • § 76A-3   Term
    It shall be the duty of the Governor to make initial appointments to the Commission on July 1, 1981. Two of the initial appointees shall...
  • § 76A-4   Quorum
    A simple majority of the Commission shall constitute a quorum and may act in all cases. (1981, c. 910, s. 1.)
  • § 76A-5   Duties and authority
    (a) Rules and Regulations, Pilotage. The Commission shall make and establish such rules and regulations as necessary and desirable respecting the qualifications, arrangements and station...
  • § 76A-6   Classes of licenses
    The Commission shall have general authority to issue the following classes of licenses: (1) Limited. Limited licenses may be issued to those who pass requirements...
  • § 76A-7 through 76A-11   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 2 - Pilots.

  • § 76A-12   Apprentices
    The Commission when it deems necessary for the best interest of the State is hereby authorized to appoint in its discretion apprentices, none of whom...
  • § 76A-13   Pilotage association
    In consideration that a mutual association for pilots has been formed, is operational and is expedient for effective management, the Commission shall recognize such a...
  • § 76A-14   Number of pilots
    The Commission shall govern the number of pilots necessary to maintain an efficient pilotage service. Present active pilots shall continue to serve with the Commission's...
  • § 76A-15   Pilot retirement
    The Commission shall have and is hereby given authority in its discretion and under such reasonable rules and regulations as it may prescribe to retire...
  • § 76A-16   Compulsory use of pilots
    Every foreign vessel and every U.S. vessel sailing under register, including such vessels towing or being towed when underway in the Cape Fear River and...
  • § 76A-17   Pilotage rates
    The Commission shall set charges for pilotage services on a published tariff basis to be reviewed and revised annually as necessary. The initial publication of...
  • § 76A-18   Vessels not liable for pilotage
    Any vessel coming in from sea for harborage without the assistance of a pilot the wind and weather being such that such assistance or service...
  • § 76A-19 through 76A-23   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 3 - Commission Funds.

  • § 76A-24   Expenses of the Commission
    The pilots association shall pay to the Commission according to rules prescribed by the Commission a percentage of pilotage fees not to exceed two percent...
  • § 76A-25   Widows and Orphans Fund
    The Widows and Orphans Fund established by Chapter 76, Section 7 of the General Statutes shall be dissolved at the earliest possible date under a...
  • § 76A-26 through 76-30   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 4 - General Provisions.

  • § 76A-31   Morehead City Navigation and Pilotage Commission
    In consideration of the requirement for the safe and expeditious movement of waterborne commerce on the navigable waters of the State, it is deemed necessary...
  • § 76A-32   Membership
    The Commission shall consist of three voting members, all appointed by the Governor. The president of the Morehead City Pilots' Association shall serve as an...
  • § 76A-33   Term
    It shall be the duty of the Governor to make initial appointments to the Commission on July 1, 1982. One of the initial appointees shall...
  • § 76A-34   Quorum
    A simple majority of voting members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum and may act in all cases. (1981 (Reg. Sess., 1982), c. 1176,...
  • § 76A-35   Duties and authority
    (a) Rules and Regulations, Pilotage. The Commission shall make and establish such rules and regulations as necessary and desirable respecting the qualifications, arrangements and station...
  • § 76A-36   Classes of licenses
    The Commission shall have general authority to issue three classes of licenses: (1) Limited. A license to pilot vessels whose draft does not exceed 25...
  • § 76A-37 through 76A-41   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 5 - Pilots.

  • § 76A-42   Apprentices
    The Commission when it deems necessary for the best interest of the State is hereby authorized to appoint in its discretion apprentices, none of whom...
  • § 76A-43   Pilotage association
    In consideration that a mutual association for pilots has been formed, is operational and is expedient for effective management, the Commission shall recognize such a...
  • § 76A-44   Number of pilots
    The Commission shall govern the number of pilots necessary to maintain an efficient pilotage service. Present active pilots shall continue to serve with the Commission's...
  • § 76A-45   Pilot retirement
    The Commission shall have and is hereby given authority in its discretion and under such reasonable rules and regulations as it may prescribe to retire...
  • § 76A-46   Compulsory use of pilots
    Every foreign vessel and every United States vessel sailing under register, including such vessels towing or being towed when underway or docking in the waters...
  • § 76A-47   Pilotage rates
    The Commission shall set charges for pilotage services on a published tariff basis to be reviewed and revised annually as necessary. The initial publication of...
  • § 76A-48   Vessels not liable for pilotage
    Any vessel, for reasons of safety, coming in from sea for harborage without assistance of a pilot, the wind and weather being such that such...
  • § 76A-49 through 76A-53   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 6 - Commission Funds.

  • § 76A-54   Expenses of the Commission
    The pilots' association shall pay to the Commission, according to rules prescribed by the Commission, a percentage of all pilotage fees not to exceed two...