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CHENNAI PORT TRUST (LICENSING OF PILOTS) REGULATIONS, 1975

CHENNAI PORT TRUST (LICENSING OF


4. No person who does not hold a
PILOTS) REGULATIONS 1975 license issued by the Trustees of the
Port (Hereinafter referred to as the
In exercise of the powers Board) to pilot vessels into or from the
conferred under section 28 of the Major port shall be appointed as a Pilot. The
Port Trusts Act, 1963 (38 of 1963), the license shall not be issued unless he
Chennai Port Trust Board hereby has undergone training as provided
makes, with the approval of the Central hereunder. During the period of training
Government under section 124 of the he shall be called a ‘Trainee Pilot’.
above Act, the following Regulations, in
supersession of the Chennai Port Trust 5. No person shall be appointed as
Regulations relating to the appointment, a ‘Trainee Pilot’ unless he is found
etc., of Harbour Master and Pilots at the medically fit by a Medical Board
Port of Chennai: constituted by the Chairman, which shall
examine his physical fitness with special
1. Short Title: reference to eye sight and ability to
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[These Regulations may be distinguish colours.
called the ‘Chennai Port Trust (Licensing 1
[6. Every person appointed as a
of Pilots) Regulations’.] ‘Trainee Pilot’ including pilot appointed
2. Application: on Contract basis shall first undergo the
prescribed training in pilotage. During
These Regulations shall apply to the period of training he shall be posted
the Harbour Master, the Dock Masters to work for a specified period in vessels
and the Pilots employed by the Board in-charge of Pilot. The ‘Trainee Pilot’
including Pilots engaged on Contract shall be posted for a period of three
basis. months in vessels in-charge of Pilots.
3. Definition: This training for Ex-Pilots shall be
reckoned as orientation training for a
In these regulations unless there period of two days in the case of Ex-
is anything repugnant in the subject or Pilots who are already in possession of
context – valid licence of this Port and for Ex-
(a) ‘Act’ means the Major Port Pilots of other Major Ports of India, the
Trusts Act, 1963. periodicity of such orientation training
shall not exceed ten days in total and
(b) ‘Board’ and ‘Chairman’ shall shall be decided by the Deputy Port
have the meaning assigned to Conservator based on their experience
them under the Act. as Ex-Pilots.
(c) ‘Deputy Port Conservator’ Every person appointed as a
means the Deputy Port ‘Trainee Pilot’ including pilot engaged on
Conservator of the Board. Contract basis shall make himself
(d) ‘Officer’ means a Harbour conversant with the necessary
Master or a Dock Master or a information and the various Rules and
pilot. Regulations which are relevant to his
1 work especially the following:
[(e) ‘Office Orders’ means the
orders applicable to the (a) Regulations for the Port of
Harbour Master, Dock Masters Chennai;
and Pilots including Pilots (b) Office Orders for the Harbour
engaged on Contract basis Master, Dock Masters, the
issued by the Board.] Pilots and the Pilots engaged
(f) ‘Port’ means the Port of on Contract basis;
Chennai within such limits as (c) Port Quarantine Rules and
notified by the Government Regulations;
under Section 2 (q) of the
Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. (d) Port Rules and Regulations
regarding petroleum,

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explosives and other engaged on Contract basis


dangerous goods; and in possession of a valid
Licence of this Port issued
(e) The handling of various
under Schedule III.
classes of steamers to and
from the buoy moorings and (d) A Ship Master in command of a
quay berths under varying Ship regularly calling at the
weather conditions; Port to be nominated by the
Chairman / Deputy Port
(f) The length of all berths
Conservator / Harbour
distances between buoys and
Master.]
distances from buoys to
adjacent walls; 9. The examination shall be
conducted VIVA VOCE. The
(g) The depth of water at buoy
proceedings of the Committee shall be
moorings and at quay berths;
recorded in the form prescribed in
and
Schedule – I to these Regulations,
(h) Any other matter which may which shall also contain its
be deemed to be within the recommendation as to whether in its
purview of the Harbour opinion the Trainee Pilot, has acquired
Master/Dock Master or a Pilot the capacity to perform the duties of a
or Pilot engaged on Contract Pilot at the Port. The said proceedings
basis including: - together with a statement of a personal
opinion of the Deputy Port Conservator
(i) Chennai Storm Signals;
regarding the Trainee’s character and
(ii) Local Day and Night conduct shall be forwarded to the
Signals; and Chairman.
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(iii) Chennai Port Trust [10. On receipt of the proceedings
Employees’(Recruitment, mentioned in Regulation 9, the
Seniority and Promotion) Chairman may, if he is satisfied,
Regulations 2008.] authorize the issue of a Licence as in
the form prescribed in Schedule II after
7. At the end of the period of three
obtaining the sanction of the
months training referred to in Regulation
Government. The Ex-Pilot/Pilot who had
6, the Harbour Master shall report to the
held a valid licence of Chennai Port or
Chairman through the Deputy Port
any other Major Ports of India and
Conservator as to the Trainee Pilot’s
engaged on contract basis is not
conduct, sobriety and qualification as a
required to present himself for
Seaman and if, after perusal of such
examination stipulated under Regulation
report, the Chairman is satisfied that the
7 as he is already in possession of a
Trainee Pilot is qualified therefor, he
valid Pilot Licence issued by the
shall direct him to present himself for an
Chennai Port or other Major Ports of
examination as to his fitness for the
India.]
award of a license to pilot vessels at the
port during day light hours only. 11. If a Trainee Pilot who presents
himself for the examination does not
8. The examination under
satisfy the Committee in his
Regulation 7, shall be conducted by a
performance at the examination, he shall
Committee which shall be convened by
be permitted to continue his training for
the Deputy Port Conservator under
a further period of one month and at the
instructions from the Chairman and
end of this period, he shall again be
which shall consist of -
directed to appear for the examination
(a) the Deputy Port Conservator under Regulation 7. Should he fail at
who shall be the President ; the second examination, his training
shall be terminated.
(b) the Harbour Master ;
1 12. On the issue of a licence under
[(c) Either Dock Master or Pilot or
Regulation 10, the Trainee Pilot shall be
Ex-Pilot of the Port or Pilot

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appointed as a Pilot in the Port on 15. Should a Pilot fail to obtain this
probation as prescribed under report from the Deputy Port Conservator
Regulation 11 of the Chennai Port Trust mentioned in Regulation 13 within 3
Employees’ (Recruitment, Seniority and months from the date of the issue of the
Promotion) Regulations. In calculating licence under Regulation 10, his
the period of probation, the period of services shall be terminated and his
training which he has undergone under licence to Pilot vessels shall be
these Regulations shall also be taken withdrawn.
into account. On receipt of his Licence 1
[16. A Pilot who is appointed on
to pilot vessels during day light hours
regular basis and who has satisfactorily
the Probationary Pilot would undergo
completed the probation or a Pilot who
suitable night training under a fully
has been confirmed in the post of Pilot
qualified Pilot for a further period of
1 may resign from the Board’s service
[one month].
after giving three months notice or three
13. A Trainee Pilot, who has been months pay and allowances in lieu of
granted a licence under Regulation 10, such notice. The resignation shall,
shall be eligible to take independent however, take effect from the date of its
pilotage charge of vessels during day acceptance by the Chairman.
light hours only in the first instance until
In cases of Pilots engaged on
the Deputy Port Conservator is satisfied,
contract basis, the period of notice for
after calling for an expression of opinion
termination of contract and all other
from at least six Ship Masters whose
conditions of engagement shall be as
vessels the Trainee Pilot has handled,
per terms of contract.]
that he would be capable of taking
independent pilotage charge of vessels 17. (1) The Chairman may at
between sunset and sunrise and the any time and from time to time require
Deputy Port Conservator reports to the an officer under these regulations to be
Chairman accordingly. examined as to his physical fitness by
1 the Board’s Chief Medical Officer, who
[14. On receipt of this further report
will examine him and give a report as to
form the Deputy Port Conservator
whether the officer is fit to continue in
mentioned in Regulation 13, the
service.
Chairman may authorize the issue of a
licence in the form prescribed in (2) No officer who has been
Schedule III. On receipt of this licence, examined by the Board’s Chief Medical
the Trainee Pilot shall be eligible to Officer shall, unless the Board’s Chief
independently perform the duties of a Medical Officer has given in respect of
Pilot at the port both day and night. The him an unqualified certificate of his
Ex-Pilots/Pilots who had held valid fitness, retain his licence without the
licence of Chennai Port and engaged on sanction of the Chairman and such
Contract basis shall not require fresh sanction shall, in the case of an officer
licence to be issued under Schedule III who has attained the age of fifty-five
as long as they complete these years, be applied for annually.
orientation training to the satisfaction of
18. In the event of an emergency,
Deputy Port Conservator. The Ex-Pilots
the Chairman may grant special licence
of other Major Ports of India who are
to perform the duties of a Pilot for a
engaged on Contract basis at this Port
specified period to -
shall be issued with a licence under
Schedule III if the Deputy Port (a) any person who holds a
Conservator is satisfied as regards his certificate of competency as
performance and conduct and on Master, valid in this country and
successful completion of who is acquanted with the Port
orientation/familiarization including and navigation thereof as in
guiding vessels in and out Jawahar Schedule IV to these
Dock cutting and shall be permitted to Regulations ;
pilot vessel during day light hours and
night time.]

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(b) a commander of a vessel to pilot Shri.................................to the several


in the port the vessel which he questions put to him, is of opinion that
commands as in Schedule V to (here enter the opinion)
these Regulations ;
Provided that the Central
Deputy Port Conservator ......President
Government shall determine whether
such an emergency exists and only on
Master of s.s. ........Member
such determination shall the special
licence under this regulation be granted.
Harbour Master ........Member
19. Notwithstanding anything
contained in the foregoing Regulations, Dock Master ......Member
the Board may, under special
circumstances, relax the provisions of Chennai,
these Regulations in respect of the
licensing of a person to pilot vessels in
the...................19 .
the port, with the previous sanction of
Central Government.
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SCHEDULE – II
Principal Regulations:
(See Regulation 10)
MOST’s letter No.PEM(48)/75 dated 21-
11-75 published in Tamil Nadu
Government Gazette Notification
Under the provisions of
No.SROC-12/76 dated 2-6-76.
Regulation 4 of the Chennai Port Trust
Subsequently amended vide MOS’s (Licensing of Pilots) Regulations framed
Notification No.GSR 367 (E) dated 16th under Clause (o) of Section 123 of the
May, 2001. Major Port Trusts Act, 1963,
Shri................................is hereby
licensed to perform the duties of a Pilot
SCHEDULE – I at the Port of Chennai during day light
hours only.
(See Regulation 9)
Proceedings of the Examination
Committee Here affix the seal of the Board.
The Committee having
assembled to citation
Shri...................................the candidate Chennai, Chairman,
is called before it. The Chairman’s Chennai Port
instructions directing the assembling of Trust,
the Committee are read. the ........... day
for and on behalf
of
The Committee proceeds to of the Trustees of
19 .
examine Sri.....................................as to the Port of
his qualifications : Chennai

Questions by the
Committee
Answers

Shri.........................................the
candidate, withdraws.
The Committee having duly
considered the answers given by

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SCHEDULE – III
(See Regulation 14) SCHEDULE –V
(See Regulation 18 (b) )
FORM OF SPECIAL PILOT’S LICENCE
Form of Pilot’s Licence Under the provisions of
Regulation 18 (b) of the Chennai Port
Under the provisions of
Trust (Licensing of Pilots) Regulations
Regulation 4 of the Chennai Port Trust
framed under Clause (o) of Section 123
(Licensing of Pilots) Regulations framed
of the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963,
under Clause (o) of Section 123 of the
Shri.......................................is hereby
Major Port Trusts Act, 1963,
licensed to act as Pilot of the
Shri................................is hereby
steamship..................under his
licensed to perform the duties of a Pilot
command at the Port of Chennai
at the Port of Chennai.

Here affix the seal of the Board.


Here affix the seal of the Board.

Chennai, Chairman,
Chennai, Chairman,
Chennai Port
Chennai Port
Trust,
Trust,
the ........... day
for and on behalf the ........... day
of for and on behalf
of the Trustees of of
19 . of the Trustees of
the Port of 19 .
the Port of
Chennai
Chennai.

SCHEDULE –IV
(See Regulation 18 (a))
Form of Special Pilot’s Licence
Whereas the Central
Government has determined that an
emergency exists at the Port of Chennai
in regard to the pilotage of vessels at
this Port, Shri.......................................is
hereby licensed to perform the duties of
a Pilot at the Port of Chennai under
Regulation 18 (a) of the Chennai Port
Trust (Licensing of Pilots) Regulations,
framed under Clause (o) of Section 123
of the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963.
Here affix the seal of the Board.

Chennai, Chairman,
Chennai Port
Trust,
the ........... day
for and on behalf
of
of the Trustees of
19 .
the Port of
Chennai