Explain the liability for damages one by pilot to the ship and to third party?
Ship Pilot Liability........ Pilot liability and immunity is a
very broad complex. They have very strong ties to political allies
due to the money they give their respective State Reps. They have a
very broad sense of "indemnity" up to a certain unchallenged limit.
"Unchallenged limit" within this meaning is what is going on in
Houston, Tx. right now. A State Commissioned Pilot is being
investigated on crack cocaine sale and use......individuals have
talked......the entire City Council and Port Officials are keenly
aware and desperatly trying to NOT ALLOW the Feds to investigate
it. This story will be in the news soon. Interesting note.....if
our Federal goc. will sue a pilot for hitting a bridge....do you
think they will at least look into a reported case of crack cocaine
use and sale by one here in Texas........before something major