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.

Min. Requirements:
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

02/13/27

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 1626
Savannah 31402
(912) 596-2554
sylvesterf@vangdist.com