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Board of Pilot Commissioners Gives Final Approval to Pilots' Rate Application.

GALVESTON, Texas -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County has given its final approval to the Galveston-Texas City Pilots rate application, announced Captain Wallace Hogan, Jr., Presiding Officer for the pilots.

The new tariff is the result of a collaborative effort between the pilots and their customers, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and the Port of Texas City and The Port of Galveston. "We are delighted that the new tariff is fully supported by every one of our port customers with the exception of one cruise line," said Hogan, "and their objection was over only one small item." Following a hearing on May 3rd, the Board gave their initial approval of the tariff which was then posted for public comment, and received no objections.

"We want to recognize and express our deep appreciation to all those who helped make possible this special and proud day, in particular the Pilot Commissioners - without whom it could not have happened," said Hogan. "They encouraged us to work more closely with industry and inspired us with their hard work, patience and counsel. The State regulatory system for our Pilots, worked extremely well and to near perfection." Hogan also praised the efforts of members of the local maritime industry who worked closely with the pilots to craft the new tariff.

Members of the Pilot commission are appointed by the Governor of Texas and includes: Vandy Anderson, Eddie Janek, Henry Poretto, and Jim Toups.

About the Galveston-Texas City Pilots

The mission of the Galveston-Texas City Pilots is to protect the environment and ensure public safety by navigating each vessel without incident, while maintaining professionalism by treating its customers with respect, and stimulating economic development within the Galveston and Texas City communities.
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Date:Jun 1, 2010
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