Jacksonville harbor pilot appointed to Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Jacksonville resident James Winegeart has been appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to the Board of Pilot Commissioners, The News Service of Florida reported.

Winegeart is a harbor pilot with the St. Johns Bar Pilots Association.

Carolyn Kurtz And Stephen Nielsen have also been appointed or reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Board of Pilot Commissioners. Kurtz, of Tampa, is a harbor pilot with the Tampa Bay Pilots Association. Nielsen, of Davie, is the vice president of Caribbean Atlantic Shore Operations for Princess Cruises.

These appointments are still subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

According to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Board of Pilot Commissioners is responsible for licensing and regulating harbor pilots. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline.

If confirmed, this will be Winegeart’s second time serving on the board.

By Professional Mariner Staff