CHAPTER 275

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 441

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER IV, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 23, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PILOTAGE RATES, BY CHANGING THE METHOD OF COMPUTATION AND BY INCREASING THE RATES FOR THE PILOTAGE OF CERTAIN VESSELS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §131, Subchapter IV, Chapter 1, Title 23, Delaware Code, by striking all of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"§131. Pilotage rates

(a) For services rendered on and after the effective date of this act, 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, the charge resulting from the following computation:

(1) a. A charge, to be known as a unit charge, will be made for each pilotage, determined by length overall (in feet) multiplied by the extreme breadth (in feet) of the vessel, divided by 100.

b. For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall be applied:

1. 'Length overall' shall be the distance between the forward and after extremities of the vessel.

2. 'Extreme breadth' shall be the maximum breadth between the outside of the shell platings of the vessel.

All measuresments shall be in feet and in inches (United States). Inches shall be converted as follows:

1" .

.1

4"

.3

7" =

.6

10" .

.8

2" .

.2

5" .

.4

8" =

.7

11" .

.9

3"

.3

6" .

.5

9" a

.8

   

(2) The charges per unit shall be as follows:

(a) One dollar and seventy cents from the effective date of this act through December 31, 1978.

(b) One dollar and eighty-two cents from January 1, 1979, through December 31, 1979.

(c) One dollar and ninety-five cents thereafter.

(3) There shall be a minimum charge of 200 units and a maximum charge of 1000 units.

(b) 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 outwardbound 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 Delaward, she shall make the usual signal for a pilot, and continue to make such signal until 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 the effective date of this act, 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 the charge resulting from the following computation:

(1) a. A charge, to be known as a unit charge, will be made for each pilotage, determined by length overall (in feet) multiplied by the extreme breadth (in feet) of the vessel, divided by 100.

b. For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall be applied:

1. 'Length overall' shall be the distance between the forward and after extremities of the vessel.

2. 'Extreme breadth' shall be the maximum breadth between the outside of the shell platings of the vessel.

All measurements shall be in feet and in inches (United States). Inches shall be converted as follows:

1"

- .1

4"

- .3

7"

.=

.6

10" - .8

2"

- .2

5"

.=, .4

8"

,.,

.7

11" m. .9

3"

- .3

6"

- .5

9"

..

.8

 

(2) The charges per unit shall be as follows:

(a) One dollar and seventy cents from the effective date of this act through December 31, 1978.

(b) One dollar and eighty-two cents from January 1, 1979, through December 31, 1979.

(c) One dollar and ninety-five cents thereafter.

(3) There shall be a minimum charge of 200 units and a maximum charge of 1000 units."

Approved May 12, 1978.