Title 46
Waters and Navigation

Chapter 9
Pilots — Rhode Island Sound, Narragansett Bay, Sakonnet River, and Tributaries

R.I. Gen. Laws § 46-9-10

§ 46-9-10. Examination of applicants.

(a) The commission shall conduct the examination of applicants for pilot’s licenses, at a time and place as it shall, after due notice, direct. It shall examine the applicants with relation to their qualifications for the office of pilot. Each applicant shall be examined in particular concerning his or her knowledge of the tides, depths, bearings, and distances of the shoals, rocks, bars, and points of land and night lights in the navigation for which he or she applies for a license to act as pilot, and also touching any other matter relating thereto which the commission may deem proper.

(b) If, upon examination, the commission finds the person so applying to:

(1) Possess the requisite physical and mental standards;

(2) Be of good character and temperate habits; and

(3) Have sufficient ability, knowledge, aptitude, and skill, and professional experience, and to have satisfied the requisites of § 46-9-7, the commission shall grant him or her such class of license to act as pilot as it shall deem advisable.

History of Section.
P.L. 1981, ch. 388, § 2.