THE SEA AND TRANSPORTATION
Part I. Provisions of
Chapter 1. Ports of
Section 14.101. Ports of entry.
A vessel enters State waters at Okat or
Lelu harbors. An aircraft lands in the State at the Okat airfield.
The person in command of a vessel or aircraft which enters or lands in
distress immediately notifies the Governor. If the Governor finds that a
vessel or aircraft endangers the public health, safety or welfare he may deny
its entry into the State or State waters, order its departure from the State or
State waters, or subject its stay in the State or State waters to conditions or
requirements. The Attorney General provides by regulation for an order
made pursuant to this chapter, for port control, and for use of dock and airport
Section 14.102. Manifest.
The person in command of a vessel entering
State waters submits to the Governor a sworn manifest showing:
(1) the vessel's name, description, build, true measure or tonnage, and the port to which the vessel belongs;
(2) a detailed account of all merchandise on the vessel;
(3) an account of the vessel's sea stores and ship's stores;
(4) the names of a crew member and passenger aboard the vessel; and
(5) the purpose of entry and approximate duration of stay in State waters.
Section 14.103. Ship pilot.
By regulation the Governor provides for
(1) State waters in which a vessel may not operate without a State licensed ship pilot;
(2) the testing and registration of ship pilots; and
(3) the functioning and compensation of ship pilots.
Section 14.104. Port and Dock Fees.
The Department of Administration and
Finance or its designee collects the following fees from masters and agents of
vessels using the ports and docks in the State of Kosrae:
(1) Entry Fee
(a) $0.15 per gross registered ton for vessels of specified tonnage;
(b) $2.00 per foot or fraction thereof as measured from bowsprit to stern for yachts, sailboats, pleasure crafts and other vessels of unspecified tonnage;
(2) Anchorage Fee
(a) $0.05 per gross registered ton per 24 hours or fraction thereof for vessels of specified tonnage;
(b) $25.00 for yachts, sailboats, pleasure crafts and other vessels of unspecified tonnage; except if such vessels anchor less than 24 hours the anchorage fee shall be $10.00;
(3) Dockage Fee
(a) $0.09 per gross registered ton per 24 hours or fraction thereof for vessels of specified tonnage;
(b) $50.00 per 24 hours or fraction thereof for yachts, sailboats, pleasure crafts and other vessels of unspecified tonnage; except if such vessels remain at the dock less than 24 hours the dockage fee shall be $25.00;
(4) Wharfage Fee
(a) $0.25 per revenue ton for cargo conveyed over the dock.
The dockage fee prescribed in Section 14.104(3) does not apply to vessels docked at or using the small boat marinas in Lelu, Tafunsak, and Utwe. This section does not apply to locally based non-commercial fishing vessels and outrigger vessels; vessels wholly owned by the Government, by Kosrae domiciliaries, or by the Government and Kosrae domiciliaries jointly; and military and law enforcement vessels. The Director of [
Finance] Administration and Finance establishes regulations for the collection of entry, anchorage, dockage, and wharfage fees.
Added by State Law 5-157 and amended by State Law
5-175. Further amended by State Law 7-1.