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Board of Pilot Commissioners For the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun
660 Davis Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
e-mail:bopc@ca.gov
TEL (415)397-2253
FAX (415)397-9463

Links

Pilot Application and Forms

Application for Pilot License/Renewal

Notice, Disclosures, and Acknoledgement and Consent to Disclosure

Disclosure of Information

Statement of Fitness for Duty

Fitness for Duty Notification

Notice to Board Appointed Physician

Notice to Executive Director

Statutes Governing the Board

Harbors and Navigation Code, Division 5 (Pilot for Monterey Bay, and the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun)

Article 1.  Legislative Policy and Findings .................... 1100-1102
Article 2.  Application ........................................ 1105-1107
Article 3.  Definitions ........................................ 1110-1117
Article 4.  Liability of Persons Using Pilot Services .......... 1120-1122
Article 5.  Exclusive Rights of Pilotage ....................... 1125-1126
Article 6.  Exempt Vessels and Vessels Liable for Pilotage ..... 1127-1128
Article 7.  Duties of Pilots ................................... 1130-1139
Article 8.  State Certified Pilotage ........................... 1140-1146
CHAPTER 2.  BOARD OF PILOT COMMISSIONERS ....................... 1150-1159.2
CHAPTER 3.  PENSION PLAN ....................................... 1160-1168
CHAPTER 4.  LICENSING OF PILOTS
Article 1.  Issuance of License ................................ 1170-1179
Article 2.  Suspension or Revocation of Licenses ............... 1180-1184
CHAPTER 5.  PILOTAGE RATES ..................................... 1190-1198
CHAPTER 6.  PILOTAGE RATE RECOMMENDATIONS ...................... 1200-1203

Board Regulations

California Code of Regulations Title 7, Harbors and Navigation, Division 2. Board of Pilot Commissioners

Helpful Links

San Francisco Bar Pilots
The official site of the San Francisco Bar Pilots, including a good description of the work of a Bar Pilot.

Manalytics Study(fatigue mitigation and prevention) (pdf)

San Francisco Bar Pilots Master Pilot Exchange Card(pdf)

Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Area
A San Francisco maritime institution, and the nation's oldest maritime service organization. Includes info on the Harbor Safety Committee

San Francisco Bay PORTS
A system of sensors giving pilots the actual current and depth of water in real time.

San Francisco Wind Map
A system of sensors giving pilots the actual current and depth of water in real time.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Vessel Traffic Service
The VTS maintains a 24 hr. a day radar watch over San Francisco Bay.