Title 46
Waters and Navigation

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

R.I. Gen. Laws § 46-9-7

§ 46-9-7. Qualifications for original license.

Every person who shall apply for an original license to act as a pilot in the waters of this state north of a line drawn from Point Judith to Sakonnet Point shall be a citizen or legal resident of the United States; shall possess a master’s license of unlimited tonnage, (any oceans) issued by a duly constituted authority of the United States; shall possess a federal first-class pilot’s endorsement covering the section of the waters of this state required by commission rules; shall possess a state’s pilot’s license for the waters of Block Island Sound; shall have completed training in his or her duties as a pilot over the route under the supervision of the board of state licensed pilots appointed by the commission for this purpose pursuant to commission rules; and shall conform to physical and mental standards and possess professional experience and qualifications as the commission shall, from time to time, establish and require.

History of Section.
P.L. 1981, ch. 388, § 2; P.L. 1988, ch. 84, § 111; P.L. 1996, ch. 164, § 8.