Waters and Navigation

CHAPTER 46-9.1
Pilots – Block Island Sound

SECTION 46-9.1-18

§ 46-9.1-18. Suspension or revocation of pilot's licenses.

(a) The commission may suspend any pilot for any period that it may deem proper, and may revoke and annul any pilot's license which shall be issued under this chapter, upon satisfactory proof that:

(1) The pilot has willfully disobeyed or violated the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made and established by the commission; or

(2) The pilot has negligently lost or damaged any vessel under the pilot's care; or

(3) The pilot is so addicted to the habits of intoxication as to be unfit to be entrusted with the charge of a vessel; or

(4) The pilot is so mentally or physically incapable as to be unfit to carry on the duties of a pilot.

(b) The commission may suspend any pilot's license for a period of not to exceed three (3) months upon satisfactory proof that:

(1) The pilot took charge of a vessel drawing more water than the pilot's license authorized; or

(2) The pilot has been guilty of any misconduct or neglect of duty detrimental to the business of piloting; or

(3) The pilot neglects or refuses to appear, without justifiable cause, before the commission after having been duly notified to appear;

(c) The pilot so suspended, at any time, upon due notice, may appeal to the commission for a rehearing of his or her case, and the commission shall have power to confirm or reverse its previous decision.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1971, ch. 128, § 1.)