CHAPTER 53

FORMERLY SENATE BILL NO. 180

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 23, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO NAVIGATION AND WATERS, AND PROVIDING PILOTAGE RATES FOR DULY LICENSED PILOTS.

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

Section 1. Amend § 101, Subchapter 1, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by striking out the word "Wilmington" in the fourth sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Dover."

Section 2. Amend § 131, Subchapter IV, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting a new § 131, which shall read as follows:

"For services rendered on and after July 1, 1971, but before January 1, 1973, the rates of pilotage for conducting a vessel from the Capes of the Delaware to a point on the Delaware River no further upriver than the Delair Railroad Bridge between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delair, New Jersey, or from a point on the Delaware River no further upriver than the Delair Railroad Bridge between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delair, New Jersey, to the Capes of the Delaware, shall be in either case, for every half foot of water which a vessel shall draw, the sum of Seven Dollars and Twenty-five Cents ($7.25) if such vessel shall have a length overall not in excess of five hundred fifty (550) feet; (at the rate of) Eight Dollars ($8.00) if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of five hundred fifty (550) feet, but not in excess of eight hundred (800) feet; and (at the rate of) Eight Dollars and Fifty Cents ($8.50) if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of eight hundred (800) feet; provided, however, that any vessel with a draft of less than eight (8) feet shall pay pilotage as though the draft of the vessel were eight (8) feet. For services rendered on and after January 1, 1973, the rates of pilotage for conducting a vessel from the Capes of the Delaware to a point on the Delaware River no further upriver than the Delair Railroad Bridge between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delair, New Jersey, or from a point on the Delaware River no further upriver than the Delair Railroad Bridge between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delair, New Jersey, to the Capes of the Delaware, shall be in either case for every half foot of water which a vessel shall draw, Seven Dollars and Forty Cents ($7.40) if such vessel shall have a length overall not in excess of five hundred fifty (550) feet, Eight Dollars and Five Cents ($8.05) if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of five hundred fifty (550) feet, but not in excess of eight hundred (800) feet, and Eight Dollars and Seventy Cents ($8.70) if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of eight hundred (800) feet; provided, however, that any vessel with a draft of less than twelve (12) feet shall pay pilotage as though the draft of the vessel were twelve (12) feet.

Every such vessel bound to the Breakwater for orders shall pay pilotage fees as follows: a sum equal to one-half of the inward rates of pilotage to the Port of Philadelphia, and the same fees when outward-bound from the Breakwater; provided, however, if the pilot bringing such ship or vessel to the Breakwater be there discharged, and the ship or vessel afterward proceed to Philadelphia or any other port or place on the Bay or River Delaware, she shall make the usual signal for a pilot, and continue to make such signal till reaching Brandywine Light, and if spoken by, or offered the services of, a duly licensed Delaware Pilot before reaching Brandywine Light, shall be obliged to employ such pilot and pay him for services rendered as follows: On and after July 1, 1971, but before January I , 1973, the rates of pilotage for conducting a vessel from the Capes of Delaware to a point on the Delaware River no further upriver than Delair Railroad Bridge between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delair, New Jersey, or from a point on the Delaware River no further upriver than the Delair Railroad Bridge between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delair, New Jersey, to the Capes of the Delaware, shall be in either case, for every half foot of water which a vessel shall draw, Seven Dollars and Twenty-five Cents ($7.25) if such vessel shall have a length overall not in excess of five hundred fifty (550) feet, Eight Dollars ($8.00) if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of five hundred fifty (550) feet but not in excess of eight hundred (800) feet, and Eight Dollars and Fifty Cents ($8.50) if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of eight hundred (800) feet; provided, however, that any vessel with a draft of less than eight (8) feet shall pay pilotage as though the draft of the vessel were eight (8) feet. For services rendered on and after January 1, 1973, the rates of pilotage for conducting a vessel from the Capes of the Chapter 53 133

Delaware to a point on the Delaware River no further upriver than Delair Railroad Bridge between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delair, New Jersey, or from a point on the Delaware River no further upriver than the Delair Railroad Bridge between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Delair, New Jersey, to the Capes of the Delaware, shall be in either case, for every half foot of water which a vessel shall draw, Seven Dollars and Forty Cents ($7.40) if such vessel shall have a length overall not in excess of five hundred fifty (550) feet, Eight Dollars and Five Cents ($8.05) if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of five hundred fifty (550) feet, but not in excess of eight hundred (800) feet, and Eight Dollars and Seventy Cents ($8.70) if such vessel shall have a length overall in excess of eight hundred (800) feet; provided, however, that any vessel with a draft of less than twelve (12) feet shall pay pilotage as though the draft of the vessel were twelve feet."

Approved April 30, 1971.