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.
Application Medical Certicate Form CG-719K (03/21)
As per the published final rule for 2020 rates (85 FR 20088), the Coast Guard is not implementing any surcharges for the 2020 Great Lakes shipping season.
D1 Monthly Report D2 Monthly Report D3 Monthly Report
D1 Availability Report D2 Availability Report D3 Availability Report
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.
Next GLPAC meeting: Scheduled for September 1, 2020 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
GLPAC Transcript 9-1-2020
GLPAC Transcript Summary 9-1-2020
The Great Lakes Pilotage Office can be contacted at: HQS-PF-CG-WWM2 Great Lakes Pilotage