Contact Us | Privacy Statement
All material on this site is © 2017 Washington Board of Pilotage Commissioners

Acccess Washington
PositionNameContact
COMMISSIONERS

ChairDr. Sheri TonnTonnS@wsdot.wa.gov
PilotCaptain Sandy BendixenBendixS@wsdot.wa.gov
PilotCaptain Mike AnthonyAnthonM@wsdot.wa.gov
Foreign FlagCaptain Mike RossRossM@wsdot.wa.gov
US FlagCaptain Andrew DrennenDrenneA@wsdot.wa.gov
Marine Environment     

Dr. Eleanor Kirtley,

Vice Chair                      

KirtleE@wsdot.wa.gov     
EcologyNhi Irwinnhoa461@ecy.wa.gov

Public

Timothy J. FarrellFarrelT@wsdot.wa.gov
PublicCaptain Jason R. HamiltonHamilJa@wsdot.wa.gov
STAFF

Executive Director
Jaimie C. BeverBeverJ@wsdot.wa.gov
Training Program CoordinatorJolene HamelHamel@wsdot.wa.gov
Program AnalystBettina MakiMakiB@wsdot.wa.gov

 



     













ABOUT US

The Board of Pilotage Commissioners was created by the 1935 Legislature and includes members who are appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate and serve staggered four-year terms. The members include a designee of the Director of Washington State Ferries, who is the chairperson, (2) public members, (1) American shipping representative, (1) foreign shipping representative, (2) licensed Pilots, (1) environmental member, and (1) Department of Ecology member.

The mission of the Board is to ensure against the loss of lives, loss of or damage to property and vessels, and to protect the marine environment by maintaining efficient and competent pilotage service on our State’s inland waters.

The Board develops and proposes statutory language for legislative adoption to ensure safe and compulsory pilotage, adopts rules to administer State pilotage laws, and enforces pilot and public adherence to the Pilotage Act, which may include discipline and/or prosecution of violators. The Board also administers testing, training and licensing of marine pilots, and establishes standards for reporting and investigating incidents involving state-piloted vessels.