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994Re: Dan Walters: Ship pilots, shippers take their money fight to Capitol: AB 907

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  • usaseapower
    Jun 19, 2011
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: MARK L SHAFER
      To: PMMC-NLUS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011
      Subject: Re: [PMMC-NLUS] Re: Dan Walters: Ship pilots, shippers take their money fight to Capitol: AB 907

      Good for you brother. When I was 3rd mate on the Santa Rosa passenger liner built before WWII, the captain took the con from pilots on several occasions.

      Aloha,

      Mark
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Charles Gedney
      To: PMMC-NLUS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011
      Subject: Re: [PMMC-NLUS] Re: Dan Walters: Ship pilots, shippers take their money fight to Capitol: AB 907

      Hi Kerry,

      The third place where the Capt does not have control is the Panama Canal.

      Also people tend to overlook the high costs of building and maintaining the pilot boats and the Drake, the crews on the boats and their office staffs, the rent for their offices. They were fortunate in the last few years in not having any accidents serious weather damage which have cut their profit.

      Land Lubbers overlook the dangers involved. It is a job I did not want.

      Chick Gedney
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