Capt. Dave Richard, “Unit Hotel,” is retiring from the Canaveral Pilots Association with over 25 1/2 years of service. Captain Richard began his career as a Port Canaveral State Harbor Pilot in August of 1993. He served as the Association’s Co-Chairman from 2000 to 2008 and was recognized by the Canaveral Port Authority for his dedicated service, especially with regard to helping to get the port re-opened after hurricanes. Capt. Richard is a 1981 graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College and prior to becoming a pilot, worked for Moran Towing where he was the youngest person to be promoted to Captain. The Canaveral Pilots Association thanks Captain Richard for his service. May your retirement be filled with fair winds and following seas!