Effective November 01, 2019
The said Associated Branch Pilots of the Port of New Orleans (“Bar Pilots”) shall beentitled to ask and receive the following fees, charges, and surcharges for their pilotage serviceseffective November 0I, 2019, except as otherwise provided herein, pursuant to LSA-R.S.34:954,1121 and 1122.
$66.32 per foot of water drawn in fresh water by vessels piloted by them provided that should any vessel have a draft of20 feet or less, the pilotage charge shall be51,326.40, which shall be the minimum charge for such service. Draft chargesshall be calculated to the nearest inch.
The said Bar Pilots shall also be entitled to demand and receive from every vesselsubject to pilotage in the above paragraph, an additional charge based on thegreater deadweight tonnage listed in Lloyd’s Register, as follows:
$258.58 for vessels of at least 21,000 deadweight tons withincrements of $31.33 for each 1,000 deadweight tons in excess of21,000 deadweight tons up to at least 60,000 deadweight tons and$38.06 for each 1,000 deadweight tons in excess of 60,000 deadweight tons.
Boat service charges for embarking or disembarking a pilot shall be paid by thevessel.
In the event a pilot is detained for any cause more than one (1) hour, a detention charge shall apply thereafter, up to and including the fourth hour, and be paid per hour, or fraction thereof, at an hourly rate of $301.33; and after the fourth hour,the detention charge shall be $513.99 per hour or fraction thereof.
Three-Hour Notice Charge
Pilot services shall be ordered for outbound vessels at least three hours inadvance, and pilots shall report aboard the vessel at the time ordered. Whenever apilot is ordered with less than three hours notice, a charge of $285.58 shall applyunless the order is canceled before the Pilot is en route.
Vessels inbound to Southwest Pass or the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from another Gulf port shall provide an ETA to the Bar Pilots upon the vessel’s outbound crossing of the bar at the other Gulf port. Vessels inbound from ports outside the Gulf shall provide ETA’s 24 hours in advance. If an ETA changes by more than two hours, the Bar Pilots shall be advised at least 6 hours prior to theoriginal ETA or the vessel’s arrival, whichever is earlier. ETA’s given as “A.M.”shall be assumed to be 0600 local time; ETA’s given as’oP.M.” shall be assumedto be 1800 local time. A vessel or the vessel’s agent can revise the vessel’s original ETA as often as necessary as long as the 6-hour rule is followed.
All ETA’s and revised ETA’s must be given in local time.
ETA’s and revised ETA’s should be sent via email to the Bar Pilots’ offices at thefollowing email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to the Bar Pilots’ offices atthe following fax numbers:
vENrcE FAX — (504) s22-7929 — 24 HOURS
ETA’s and revised ETA’s may be provided by telephone to the Bar Pilots at (504) 524-3474.
Vessels arriving at Southwest Pass or the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet without an ETA will have the option of waiting its turn for a pilot or having a pilotdispatched immediately. The Bar Pilots will advise the vessel or the vessel’s agent of the expected wait time. Vessels without an ETA requesting immediatepilotage service will pay a surcharge of $1,835.44 in addition to all other applicable charges in the tariff.
Vessels providing ETA’s and revised ETA’s as per the above paragraphs butarriving more than two hours before their ETA or revised ETA shall have theoption of having a pilot dispatched immediately and paying the surcharge in the above paragraph, or waiting for a pilot to be dispatched for the vessel’s original or latest revised ETA.
Vessels ordering pilots for South Pass or the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet andproviding ETA’s as per the above paragraphs but arriving more than two hoursafter their ETA or revised ETA shall pay a detention charge per hour at theapplicable detention rate up to the maximums as stated in the above paragraphs.Detention charges begin after the second hour past the ETA or revised ETA.
Vessels ordering pilots for Southwest Pass and arriving between two and four hours after their ETA or revised ETA shall pay a detention charge at the applicable rate for up to two hours. Vessels arriving more than four hours after their ETA or revised ETA shall have the option of paying a detention charge up to the maximums referenced above and a pilot will be immediately dispatched, or paying for two hours of detention and a pilot will be dispatched when available.The Bar Pilots will advise the vessel or the vessel’s agent of the expected wait time.
Local agents for vessels incurring charges hereunder shall be so advised by theBar Pilots via FAX or email within one working day of the vessel’s arrival. Localagents shall not be responsible for charges hereunder if a vessel cancels its call before pilot services are rendered.
Carrying Pilot out to Sea Charge:
If through the fault or request of the master or ownsr, any vessel carries the pilotto sea when a boat is attending to receive him, or if the pilot is taken to sea for theconvenience or safety or preservation of the vessel under severe weatherconditions during which a boat is not attending to receive him, the master orowner shall, in addition to the pilotage charges fixed herein, pay the sum of$3,990.88 per day or fraction thereof, until the pilot is returned to the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana, and pay for first-class accommodations of the pilot and first-class transportation and expenses for the return of the pilot to the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana.
All vessels incurring regular pilotage charges shall pay a $3.00 communication charge.
1. Capital Improvement Surcharge:
The said Bar Pilots shall also be entitled to demand and receive, from every vesselsubject to pilotage, a capital surcharge of $75.00 per vessel, per tum. This chargeshall be in addition to all charges stated above and will become effective July 1,2003 and remain in effect until otherwise revised and/or modified by Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission order.
2. Pension Surcharge:
The said Bar Pilots shall also be entitled to demand and receive, from every vessel, per turn, subject to pilotage, a pension surcharge in the form of mills per DWT. The pension surcharge will become effective November 01,2019 and will be
12.00 mills per DWT per vessel, per tum for the fourth quarter of 2019. Thepension surcharge shall be adjusted quarterly as provided herein. Prior to the endof each quarter, the pension surcharge will be adjusted based upon actual andprojected pension costs plus the cost to administer the pension surcharge fundsdivided by the total forecasted DWT’s for the vessels to be piloted in the nextquarter. This charge will be in addition to all charges stated herein.
3. Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Surcharge:
The said Bar Pilots shall also be entitled to demand and receive from every vesselsubject to pilotage, a VTS surcharge in the form of mills per DWT, per turn ofthat vessel. The VTS surcharge shall become effective in two phases. EffectiveApril 1, 2000, the VTS surcharge shall be 3.02 mills per DWT. Upon thecommencement of the operations of the VTS Center, the VTS surcharge shall be3.92 mills per DWT, subject to adjustment annually on 1 July of each yearbeginning 1 July 2000 due to the escalation of the Bar Pilots’ compensation by theATRAM as provided in LPSC Order No. T-23689. The continued charging of theVTS surcharge shall be subject to the conditions as set forth in Louisiana PublicService Commission Order No. T-23689. The Bar Pilots are not currentlycollecting this surcharge due to VTS not being in operation along our route.
4. Katrina Related Pilot Station Construction and Loss Fund:
This surcharge shall become effective August 1,2006 and remain in effect untilotherwise revised andlor modified, subject to true-up and audit, pursuant to theorder issued by the Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission on July 20,2006 underorder number P-06003. The said Bar Pilots shall also be entitled to demand andreceive from every vessel subject to pilotage, a Katrina Related Pilot StationConstruction and Loss Fund surcharge of $34.00 per vessel, per turn.
5. Southwest Pass Pilot Station Renovations Surcharge:
This surcharge shall become effective October 01,2015 and remain in effect untilotherwise revised and/or modified, subject to true-up and audit, pursuant to theorder issued by the Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission on october 01, 2015under order number P15-007. The said Bar Pilots shall also be entitled to demandand receive, from every vessel subject to pilotage, a Southwest Pass Pilot Station Renovations Surcharge of $72.00 per vessel, per tum.
Collections for Pilotage Fee Commission Funding:
1. Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission Funding Surcharge
The said Bar Pilots shall demand and receive from every vessel subject topilotage, a pass-through fee of $27.00 per vessel, per turn, to be disbursed to theLouisiana Pilotage Fee Commission upon collection by the Bar Pilots. This pass-through fee is to provide funding to the Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission anddoes not serve as income to the Bar Pilots.
1. Refusal of Pilot Services:
When pilot services are timely offered and refused, said vessel shall pay suchcharge.
2. Vessels Requiring Pilots:
Vessels of one hundred tons or under, lawfully engaged in coastwise trade of theUnited States, shall not be required to take a pilot, unless the master of suchvessel demands pilot services.
3. Special Services:
Bar Pilots shall be entitled to enter into agreements with the Masters and Ownersofships, or their representatives, for special services that are not described herein,and for which fees are not provided herein, and the hire of boats and equipment,at such rates and for such sums as may be agreed upon between them as provided in LSA-R.S .34:954.
4. Credit Policy:
An account shall remain on a cash basis with all fees and charges due uponcompletion of pilotage services until a history of paying invoices for pilotageservices has been established. The Associated Branch Pilots of the Port of NewOrleans shall have a lien and privilege upon any vessel for which pilot serviceswere provided by a Bar Pilot for non-payment of pilotage fees, charges and surcharges as provided in LSA-R.S .34:964.
5. Compliance with LSA-R.S. 34:1122:
The increases in pilotage fees and rates set forth herein have been approved by theLouisiana Public Service Commission pursuant to order No. T-23689 datedseptember 21, 1999, sitting as the Fee commission pursuant to LSA-R.s.34:ll2l(C) and lI22(D), after giving due regard to the factors set forth in LSA-R.S. 34:1122.
The tariff shall remain in effect until otherwise amended and/or revised by theappropriate regulatory body. This limitation, however, does not intend topreclude the historical practice of the Bar Pilots from seeking approval from theappropriate regulatory body of the recovery of expenses incurred due to forcemajeure events.