Cargo Ship Pilots In Maryland Can’t Use Their Phones

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A recent Yahoo News source says that Maryland bans cellphone use by cargo ship pilots.

Cargo ship pilots banned from using personal cellphones

State regulators on Friday banned cargo ship pilots from using personal cellphones on Maryland waters.

The Maryland Board of Pilots, which oversees cargo ship pilots, approved a rule change 10 months after, and in direct response to, the Ever Forward’s weekslong grounding in the Chesapeake Bay.

Instead of leading the team on the bridge of the Ever Forward, the pilot was on his phone for an hour, texting, sending emails and taking screenshots before running aground and getting stuck for 45 days, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

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Source: Yahoo News

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