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Yacht no longer need pilot in Maryland waters

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Maryland’s governor signed a law on Tuesday that allows yachts from 80-200 feet and with a draft of less than 12 feet, regardless of flag, to move through state waters without a pilot, according to a story in the Baltimore Sun.

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The move makes dockage in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and other areas in the Chesapeake Bay more accessible to yachts. The law takes effect today.

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