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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 62. Marine Pilots
- Section 165. Limitation of Liability.
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AS 08.62.165. Limitation of Liability.
- (a) A pilot licensed under this chapter is not liable for damages in excess of $250,000 per incident for damages or loss
occurring as a result of the error, omission, fault, or neglect of the pilot in performing pilotage services, except
that the limitation does not apply in a case where
- (1) the pilot is either grossly negligent or guilty of wilful misconduct; or
- (2) the error, omission, fault, or neglect of the pilot constitutes an act for which the board shall impose a disciplinary
sanction under AS 08.62.150
(a)(2) or (3).
- (b) Nothing in this section exempts a vessel, a vessel's cargo, or the owner or operator of a vessel or cargo from
liability for damage or loss caused by the vessel, the vessel's cargo, or the owner or operator of the vessel or cargo
to the vessel, the vessel's cargo, another person, or other property on the ground that
- (1) the vessel was piloted by a pilot licensed under this chapter; or
- (2) the damage or loss occurred as a result of the error, omission, fault, or neglect of a pilot licensed under this
- (c) An organization of pilots is not liable for claims arising from acts or omissions of a pilot who is a member of the
organization or for acts or omissions of another organization of pilots that relate to pilotage of a vessel. A pilot is
not liable, directly or as a member of an organization of pilots, for claims arising from acts or omissions of another
pilot or organization of pilots that relate to pilotage of a vessel. This subsection does not apply to acts or
omissions relating to the ownership or operation of pilot boats or the transportation of pilots to and from a vessel to
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