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Board of Marine Pilots

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Public Notice:
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Regulations

The Board of Marine Pilots proposes to update regulations regarding license renewal.

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on September 29, 2022

The Board of Marine Pilots is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. A representative for the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development also serves on the Board. Board members, except the Commissioner's representative, are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out its mission to provide efficient and competent pilotage service for the protection of shipping, the safety of human life and property, and the protection of the marine environment. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws. The Board meets three times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas are available from the Marine Pilot Coordinator.

Licensees must also obtain an Alaska Business License

Regulated Professions

  • Deputy Marine Pilot
  • Marine Pilot
  • Vessel Agent

Recommended Reading: 10 steps to becoming a State of Alaska Licensed Marine Pilot.

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Contact Information

Thomas Bay, Marine Pilot Coordinator
Phone: (907) 465-2543
Email: BoardOfMarinePilots@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806