Feb 1, 2018

Fed anchorage off Owls Head, bill exempting Canadian ferries from using pilots, discussed 1/31/18 at Rockland Town Hall mtg.

ROCKLAND.   Listen below to Rockland's State Representative Pinny Beebe-Center and State Senator Dave Miramant  discuss  an anchorage plan and a pilotage bill at a well attended "Town Hall" event in Rockland Council Chambers on the evening of December 1st.

Pilotage  Bill  The kegislators and public  had a a 6 minute discussion on the bill  discussed LD 1752  "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Pilotage Requirements for Passenger Ferry Service between Maine and Nova Scotia"  LD 1752 would allow Canadian ferries to go  in and out of Bar Harbor without pilots if their captains had completed "a minimum of 15 round trips of ingress and egress".and on the need for ships' pilots to guide human cargo to Maine's ports as well as ships bearing petroleum and other cargoes  

Federal anchorage proposal This was initiated by  the Penobscot Bay & River Pilots's submission to the Coast Guard. Listen to the 2 legislators and a very concerned public discuss for 21 minutes the federal anchorage proposal  to USCG by Pen Bay Pilots for off Owls Head

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