TITLE 46
Waters and Navigation

CHAPTER 46-9.1
Pilots – Block Island Sound

SECTION 46-9.1-2


§ 46-9.1-2. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, and as used herein the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) "Block Island Sound" means the waters of the state west of a line drawn from the easterly point of Point Judith to the southeasterly point of Block Island and north of a line drawn from the southeasterly point of Block Island to the easterly point of Montauk Point, Long Island, New York.

(2) "Block Island Sound pilot license" means a license issued to a person to pilot vessels in Block Island Sound by the state pilotage commission under the provisions of this chapter.

(3) "Commission" means the state pilotage commission created under the provisions of chapter 9 of this title, as amended, entitled "Pilots."

(4) "Concurrent register" means that every foreign vessel and every American vessel engaged in foreign trade coming into and going out of waters common to the water boundaries of the State of Rhode Island and the water boundaries of any other state or states shall be regulated by the provisions of this chapter and the rules promulgated thereunder, and by the provisions of the statute or statutes of any other state or states having concurrent jurisdiction with Rhode Island over the vessels and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the other state or states statutes.

(5) "Enrollment" means that every American vessel engaged in coastwise trade from one United States port to another United States port is enrolled with the United States Coast Guard, and every vessel is bound by the rules and regulations promulgated by the United States Coast Guard.

(6) Register" means that every foreign vessel and every American vessel engaged in foreign trade coming into and going out of Rhode Island Sound waters and Block Island Sound waters shall be regulated by the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder by the commission.

(7) "Rhode Island Sound" means the waters of the state north of a line drawn from the easterly point of Point Judith to the southwesterly point of Sakonnet Point.

(8) "Rhode Island Sound pilot license" means a license issued to a person to pilot vessels in Rhode Island Sound by the state pilotage commission under the provisions of chapter 9 of this title.

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