Great Lakes Pilotage Division
The Office of Great Lakes Pilotage (CG-WWM-2) develops clear and timely regulations, policy and direction to three U.S. pilot associations to provide safe, efficient, and reliable pilotage service to US vessels operating under registry and foreign vessels transiting the Saint Lawrence and Great Lakes system.
Coast Guard Forms
***Application for Registration as a United States Registered Pilot (Form CG-4509 (08/25)). Please request a current copy of the Form CG-4509 at HQS-SMB-CG-WWM2-GreatLakesPilotage.
Application Medical Certificate Form CG-719K (03/21)
Great Lakes Pilotage Modernization
Published Modernization NPRM
Pilot Association Monthly Reports
D1 Monthly Report D2 Monthly Report D3 Monthly Report
D1 Financial Statement D2 Financial Statement D3 Financial Statement
Any previous ratemaking publications can be requested from the Great Lakes Pilotage Office
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPA)
Congress established the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998. The Committee was established to make recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies. The Committee operates under the authority of 46 United States Code 9307.
Public Meeting Notice TBD
Next GLPAC meeting: TBD
POC: Frank Levesque, 202-372-2671, Francis.R.Levesque@uscg.mil
GLPAC Transcript 9-7-2023
GLPAC Transcript 9-7-2023 Summary/minutes
Any transcripts of previous GLPAC meetings can be requested from the Great Lakes Pilotage Office.
Governing Statute and Regulations
Shared Responsibility with Canada
• Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (2013)
The Great Lakes Pilotage Office can be contacted at: HQS-SMB-CG-WWM2-GreatLakesPilotage
U.S. Coast Guard (CG-WWM-2)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20593