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Board: Board of Marine Pilots

Board identification number: 059


Authority: AS 08.62.010; AS 08.01.010; AS 08.03.010

Status: Active

Sunset date: June 30, 2027

Requirements: Legislative Confirmation

Prohibitions: A member who has served all or part of 2 successive terms may not be reappointed unless 4 years have elapsed. Not more than one pilot and one agent shall be from any one pilotage region and may not be employed, contracted or hold financial interest in the same marine industry business entity, including commonly owned or subsidiary businesses. Public members cannot be engaged in, have a legal contract with a member of, or have a direct financial interest in the occupation that the board regulates.

Term: 4 years

Chair: Governor may select.

Description: The board consists of 7 members: 6 appointed by Governor – 2 licensed pilots actively engaged in piloting vessels (subject to statute), 2 agents or managers of vessels, and 2 public members; plus the commissioner of the Dept. of Commerce, Community and Economic Development or his/her designee; not more than one pilot and one agent shall be from any one judicial district; must be Alaska residents.

Function: The board works to prevent the loss of lives and property and to protect the marine environment of the state by offering jurisdiction over pilotage and licensing of marine pilots.

Special facts: The Governor may designate the chair of the board. Board members serve at the pleasure of the Governor.*(AS 08.62.020, AS 08.01.020)

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: At least 3 times/year for one day each. Usually held in the fall/winter/spring, or at the call of the chair or majority request; some meetings may be teleconferenced.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Renee Hoffard
Marine Pilots Coordinator
Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing

Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2548
Fax: (907) 465-2525

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