Article 3. Definitions of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 5. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 3.
(a) "Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun" means all
the waters of those bays and of the tributaries, ports, and harbors
of those bays, and includes the water areas from the south end of San
Francisco Bay and from the Ports of Sacramento and Stockton to the
Golden Gate Bridge. "Bay of San Francisco, San Pablo, or Suisun"
means any of those waters, respectively.
(b) "Monterey Bay" means all the waters of that bay and of the
tributaries, ports, and harbors of that bay.
"Board" means the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays
of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun.
"High seas" includes all the navigable waters of the Pacific
Ocean west of the Golden Gate Bridge, and all navigable waters west
of the westward boundary of the pilotage grounds for Monterey Bay.
"Inland pilot" means a person holding an inland pilot license
prior to January 1, 2011.
"Pilot" means any of the following:
(a) Any person licensed under the authority of this division to
pilot vessels other than an inland pilot.
(b) Any person licensed as a bar pilot for the Bays of San
Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun prior to January 1, 1985.
(c) Any existing inland pilot who becomes a pilot pursuant to
(d) Any pilot licensed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section
"Pilotage grounds" means all waters extending eastward from
the precautionary area surrounding buoy SF to, and including, the
Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun, and also includes the
waters of Monterey Bay, eastward of a straight line drawn between
Point Santa Cruz Light and Point Pinos Light.
"Plan" or "pension" or "pension plan" means the San Francisco
Pilot Pension Plan established pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing
with Section 1160) of this division.
"Vessel" means all vessels not exempted under provisions of
"Commission investigator" means a person employed by or under
contract with the board and assigned to investigate and report on a
navigational incident involving a vessel piloted by a pilot or inland
pilot licensed by the board, or other matter, incident, misconduct,
suspected safety violation, or other activity reported to, or
identified by, the board.