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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.

MAILING AND DELIVERY ADDRESS:

2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98121

PUBLIC OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday
7:15am to 3:15pm

Please check-in with the Receptionist on the 5th floor:

  • to be announced,
  • if the office is vacant, and/or
  • after hours until 5pm.

UPCOMING OFFICE
CLOSURE :

Labor Day
September 1st, 2014

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**July 15, 2014 Board Meeting CANCELED
and RESET to August 5, 2014
**

Semi-Annual Rule Making Agenda; July-December 2014 

Proposed Rule Making
WAC Chapter 363-116-XXX

 2014 Meeting Schedule
(Rev. 7/14/14)

Surcharge Status Notice
(Rev. 7/1/14)

Joint Agreement (PMSA, Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, PSP)
(Submitted 6/19/14)

Summary of
Exemptions from Mandatory Pilotage
(Rev. 12/23/13)
​​Pilot Trainee Waiting List from 2012 Exam
(Rev. 7/5/14)
Current Exempt Vessels
(Rev. 7/14/14)
Open Letter to Shipping Masters

Shipping Industry Guidance on: 
PILOT TRANSFER ARRANGEMENTS
Ensuring Compliance with SOLAS
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