Rates

 

 

 

I. General Provisions
(Effective dates are noted for each area.)

 

A. Calculation of Fees

Unless otherwise stated, rates are based on the following formula:

Length Over All x Extreme Breadth x Moulded Depth / 10,000 (all measurements are in feet)

 

LOA x B x D = Pilot Units
10,000

 

Vessel measurements will be based on the data listed in the most recent edition of classification society records.

All costs are in US dollars.

 

B. Arrivals

1. Pilots do not maintain a pilot boat on station. The pilot service depends directly on ships’ ETA.
2. If pilot is ordered to station and said vessel is diverted, then pilot is entitled to receive one half the pilot rate applicable to the vessel.
3. When vessels owners, charterers, or agents do not correct their ETA within 4 hours of their last ETA given, compensation in the amount of $150.00 per hour shall be charged and applies starting at the last ETA until actual arrival time of vessel at the pilot station - not to exceed $600.00 for any one day.

 

C. Pilot Standing By or Lay Time

If pilot reports to vessel and said vessel does not sail within 2 hours of posted time, the pilot shall receive $150.00 per hour for standing by.

 

D. Pilot Carried to Sea

Detention rate: $600.00 per day plus actual expenses for first class air transportation back to pilot’s choice of Bangor, or Portland, ME. USA

 

E. Pilots on Stand-By

Pilots put on stand-by for a ship’s sailing shall be available on 3 hours notice

 

F. Courtesy Pilotage

It is the position of the Maine Pilotage Commission that any pilot licensed by this Commission may provide services, in an area where duly licensed, without charge, solely at the pilot’s discretion, if; a) the vessel is a public vessel engaged in educational activities, or b) the vessel is otherwise exempted from state pilotage requirements by federal guidelines.

 

G. Truth in Lending Act Statement

1. The agent is considered as acting for the
consignee and or the operators of the vessel
and shall be responsible for pilotage fees.
2. All invoices are due upon presentation.
3. All invoices outstanding after 30 days from
billing date will be charged 1 ½ % monthly
carrying charge, annual percentage rate of
18%.
4. All invoices outstanding after 90 days from
billing date will be invoiced as a final notice.
At this time no further extensions of credit
will be allowed.
5. Accounts placed for collection with an
attorney shall be subject to the inclusion of
reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs.


II. Rates for Specific Areas

 

A. Penobscot Bay
(Including Searsport and Castine)

 

$2,370.00 for the first 100 Pilot Units each way, plus $5.46 for each additional Pilot Unit each way.  (Effective January 1, 2017

$2,440.00 for the first 100 Pilot Units each way, plus $5.62 for each additional Pilot Unit each way.  (Effective January 1, 2018

 

A training, technology and capital construction fee of $125.00 will be assessed to each vessel upon arrival only.

B. Penobscot River direct from Sea
(Including Bucksport, Winterport, Bangor, Brewer)

 

$3,554.00 for first 100 Pilot Units each way. plus $8.19 for each additional Pilot Unit each way
(Effective January 1, 2017)

$3,660.00 for first 100 Pilot Units each way. plus $8.40 for each additional Pilot Unit each way
(Effective January 1, 2018)

A training, technology and capital construction fee of $125.00 will be assessed to each vessel upon arrival only.

 

C. Special Charges and Rates
(For Penobscot Bay and River Areas)

Docking/Undocking without a tug or a working bow thruster -- rate plus 10%
If vessel anchors for greater than 2 hours, additional boat hire may be incurred
All rates include docking/undocking, whether day or night, and all pilot boat hire at the Sea Station.
For tug and barge combinations, the length over all (LOA) shall be the combined length of the tug and barge when configured for pushing ahead; the extreme breadth (B) and moulded depth (D) shall be that of the barge.

 

D. Shifting Rates
(For Penobscot Bay and River Areas)

Between docks at Searsport, or between Searsport docks and Searsport Anchorage, 25 % of the Penobscot Bay Rate for each movement.
Between Searsport and either Bucksport, Winterport, Bangor, or
Brewer, 50% of the Penobscot Bay Rate.
Between Bucksport and either Bangor or Brewer, 50% of the Penobscot Bay Rate

 

G. Frenchman Bay, Blue Hill Bay, and Eastern Way/Somes Sound

$6.99 per Pilot Unit (Effective January 1, 2017)

$7.34 per Pilot Unit (Effective January 1, 2018)

A training, technology and capital construction fee of $125.00 will be assessed to each vessel upon arrival only.

 

Minimum 160 Pilot Units each way
(In Blue Hill Bay and Eastern Way/Somes Sound Pilotage is restricted to Daytime Only as per Commission Rules 17-387, ch#1)

 

H. Rockland and Camden Harbor

$7.66 per Pilot Unit )Effective January 1, 2017)

$8.04 per Pilot Unit )Effective January 1, 2018)

A training, technology and capital construction fee of $125.00 will be assessed to each vessel upon arrival only.

 

Minimum 160 Pilot Units each way. No anchor fee or boat hires.

 

 

©2014 Penobscot Bay Pilots Association
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