Pilotage Commission

Description:
Licenses pilots, prescribes rules and regulations, sets fees and imposes penalties, sets and collects penalties for vessels refusing to take pilots or mistreating pilots.

Membership/Appointment:
Seven (7) members appointed by City Council. Appointees must include shipping agents, exports, or merchants, or others engaged on or familiar with marine shipping and the requirements of the Port of Savannah. Appointees cannot be pilots.

Term:
Overlapping seven (7) year terms. No term limits.

Current Members Appointed by the City of Savannah:

MEMBER

APPOINTMENT

TERM ENDING

  • Christopher Desa

02/13/13

02/13/20

  • Edward T. Brannen, Jr.

04/03/14(R)

02/01/21

  • Fred Beason, Jr.

04/02/15(R)

02/13/22

  • Sylvester Fomey

10/29/15(R)

01/01/23

  • Benjamin S. Bryan

07/06/17(R)

10/31/24

  • Lux Lakshman

07/06/17

07/31/24

  • William Van Puffelen

12/06/18

03/31/26


For more information, please contact:

Sylvester Formey
P.O. Box 1026
Savannah 31402
(912) 236-1766, (912) 352-8071, (912) 596-2554
sylvesterf@vangdist.com