Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee appoints new members

The Coast Guard has announced the appointment of two individuals to serve as members of the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC).

The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee operates under the authority of 46 U.S.C. § 9307.  The function of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard on matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies.

The Committee is made up of members representing the Great Lakes Pilots Associations and specific segments of the maritime industry: 

A. The Presidents of each of the three Great Lakes pilotage districts, or the President’s representative;
B. One member chosen from among nominations made by vessel operators that contract for Great Lakes pilotage services;
C. One member chosen from among nominations made by Great Lakes port authorities and marine terminals;
D. One member chosen from among nominations made by shippers whose cargoes are transported through Great Lakes ports;
E. One member chosen from among nominations made by Great Lakes maritime labor organizations; and;
F. A member, who

(i) must have been recommended to the Secretary by a unanimous vote of the other members of the Committee, and
(ii) may be appointed without regard to requirement that each member have 5 years of practical experience in
maritime operations.

The members serving in paragraph (A) serve concurrently with their terms as President of their respective pilotage associations. Members in paragraphs (B) through (F) serve three-year terms.

GLPAC Members Appointed 2021
Mr. John D. Baker Jr.Great Lakes Maritime Labor Organizations
Mr. Paul C. LaMarre IIIGreat Lakes Port Authorities and Marine Terminals

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