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The legislature finds and declares that it is the policy of the state of Washington to prevent the loss of human lives, loss of property and vessels, and to protect the marine environment of the state of Washington through the sound application of compulsory pilotage provisions in certain of the state waters; and, it is the further intent of the legislature not to place in jeopardy Washington's position as an able competitor for waterborne commerce from other ports and nations of the world, but rather to continue to develop and encourage such commerce.

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Memorial Day


2016 Marine Pilot Written and Simulator Exam
Preliminary Ranked List of Combined Scores
UPDATED 4/22/16


Proposed Rule Making:
Extension of Puget Sound District Tariff to 12/31/16

2016 Pilotage Exam
(Further information under 2016 Exam Information tab at top)
(see update to Exam tab - 3/29/16)

 2016 Meeting Schedule rev. 4/14/16

 Semi-Annual Rule Making Agenda; January - June 2016

Proposed Rule Making
WAC Chapter 363-116-XXX

Surcharge Status Notice

Summary of
Exemptions from Mandatory Pilotage
(Rev. 12/23/13)
​​Pilot Trainee Waiting List from 2012 Exam
(Rev. 04/15/16)
Current Exempt Vessels
(Rev. 4/25/16)
Open Letter to Shipping Masters
(Rev. 4/14/16)

Shipping Industry Guidance on: 
Ensuring Compliance with SOLAS
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