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Harbors and Navigation Code - HNC

DIVISION 5. PILOTS FOR MONTEREY BAY AND THE BAYS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SAN PABLO, AND SUISUN [1100 - 1203]

  ( Heading of Division 5 amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 177, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 1. Pilots [1100 - 1141]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1 amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1653, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 3. Definitions [1110 - 1117]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1256. )

1110.
  

(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.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 177, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1111.
  

“Board” means the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1422, Sec. 3.)

1112.
  

“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.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 177, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1113.
  

“Inland pilot” means a person holding an inland pilot license prior to January 1, 2011.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 324, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2012.)

1114.
  

“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 Section 1141.

(d) Any pilot licensed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1171.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 177, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1114.5.
  

“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.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 177, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2002.)

1115.
  

“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.

(Added by renumbering Section 1113 by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1653, Sec. 8.)

1116.
  

“Vessel” means all vessels not exempted under provisions of this division.

(Added by renumbering Section 1114 by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1653, Sec. 10.)

1117.
  

“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.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 567, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2009.)

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