Pilot Board Investigation and
Recommendation Committee

The Pilot Board Investigation and Recommendation Committee (the “PBIRC”) appointed by the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports (the “Pilot Board”) institutes investigations or hearings or both to consider casualties, accidents, or other actions that violate the Act or Rules, and recommend action to the Pilot Board.

2021 Pilot Board Investigation and Recommendation Committee:
Captain David Foret Jr., Chairman – The ACTion Group Companies
Captain Robert Thompson – Houston Pilots Association – Presiding Officer
Captain Michael Curtiss – Houston Pilots Association
Captain Steve Nelson – Houston Pilots Association
Captain Marcus WoodringPort of Houston Authority 
Captain Paul Brown – Retired Houston Pilot
Captain Mike Usher – Maritime Industry Representative 
Tom Marian – Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.
Captain Richard Russell – AET, Inc. Limited

Captain M. Tyler Gavis, PBIRC Compliance CoordinatorPilot Board Executive Director

Rachel de Cordova, Pilot Board General Counsel 

The agendas and minutes from the Pilot Board Investigation and Recommendation Committee can be found here: