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Acccess Washington

​​​​​​​​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
7:30am to 3:30pm


  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
CLOSURES:



Labor Day

Monday,

September 4, 2017



ANNOUNCEMENTS


​Current Exempt Vessels (Rev. 8/22/17)


Open Letter to Shipping Regarding Surcharge

(July 2017)


Petition for Vessel Exemption

  (Newly Revised July 2017)


JTC Board of Pilotage Commissioners
Best Practice Review RFP


July 20, 2017 Meeting Change Notice


2017 Meeting Schedule

Stipend Surcharge Status(Rev. 7/3/17)  

INFORMATIONAL
Summary of
Exemptions from Mandatory Pilotage
(Rev. 12/23/13)


Pilot Trainee Waiting List from the 2016 Exam (Rev. 5/1/17)


Pilot Trainee Waiting List from 2012 Exam (Rev. 07/11/17)

Open Letter to Shipping Masters (Rev. 4/14/16)

Shipping Industry Guidance on: 
PILOT TRANSFER ARRANGEMENTS

Ensuring Compliance with SOLAS

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