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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 23, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PILOTAGE RATES, BY INCREASING THE RATES FOR THE PILOTAGE OF CERTAIN VESSELS AND SETTING A MAXIMUM AS TO CERTAIN OTHERS AND RELATING TO CLASSES OF LICENSE OF PILOTS, BY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF CLASSES, CHANGING THE DRAFT LIMITATIONS, AND SPECIFYING MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 112, Subchapter H, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking out the word "Three" in the first line and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Four"; by striking out the figure "27" in the fourth line and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "34"; by striking out the figure "23" in the fifth line and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "27"; and by changing the period at the conclusion of the section to a semi-colon and adding thereafter "fourth class, to persons capable of piloting ships or vessels drawing 23 feet of water or under,"

Section 2. § 113, Subchapter II, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by inserting "less than" immediately preceding the numeral "42" in the sixteenth line; and by inserting "and fourth" immediately preceding the word "class" in the seventeenth line.

Section 3. § 114, Subchapter II, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by inserting the following sentence immediately after the word "Bay" in the fifth line: "No person shall be entitled to a license of the third class unless he shall have served at least one year as a fourth class pilot, and no person shall be entitled to a license of the second class unless he shall have served one year in the fourth class and at least one year in the third class, and no person shall be entitled to a license of the first class who has not served a total of at least four years in the second, third and fourth classes, with at least one year of such service having been served in the second class."

Section 4. § 122, Subchapter III, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking out the words "the same fees" in the sixth line and inserting in lieu thereof the words "a fee which is no more than the fee."

Section 5. § 131, Subchapter IV, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by inserting, immediately preceding the word "every" in the eighth line, the word "for" and by striking out the figure "$5.00" in the ninth line and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "$6.00 per half foot if such vessel shall have a length overall not in excess of 550 feet, at the rate of $6.50 per half foot if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of 550 feet, but not in excess of 800 feet, and at the rate of $7.00 per half foot if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of 800 feet."

Approved June 23, 1969.