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§99-A. Pilot liability

1. Acts or omissions of another pilot; no liability. A pilot is not liable directly or as a member of an organization of pilots for a claim that arises from an act or omission of another pilot or organization of pilots or that relates directly or indirectly to pilot services.

[PL 1999, c. 355, §21 (NEW).]



2. Limitation on liability. A pilot providing pilot services is not liable for more than $5,000 in damages or loss caused by any negligent act or omission in the performance of pilot services. A pilot providing piloting services is liable for:

A. Damages or loss arising from the intentional, willful or reckless misconduct of the pilot; or [PL 1999, c. 355, §21 (NEW).]

B. Liability for exemplary damages for intentional, willful or reckless conduct of the pilot for which no other person is jointly or severally liable. [PL 1999, c. 355, §21 (NEW).]

[RR 1999, c. 1, §52 (COR).]

Nothing in this section may be construed to exempt an owner or operator of a vessel from liability for damage or loss caused by that vessel. [RR 1999, c. 1, §52 (COR).]

SECTION HISTORY

RR 1999, c. 1, §52 (COR). PL 1999, c. 355, §21 (NEW).




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