The agency that oversees bar pilots — who are specially trained to guide large ships through local bays — is expected to announce its decision today about any possible disciplinary action related to the incident in which an empty tanker struck the Bay Bridge in January. Read More
The bar pilot in control of the tanker that struck the Bay Bridge on Jan. 7 has the highest incident rate over the three years for which such records are available, according to a San Francisco Examiner analysis of state documents.
An understaffed California agency that oversees bar pilots working in the Bay plans to extend a waterfront office lease for three years with the Port of San Francisco.
The California Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun leases 2,770 square feet of office space and two parking spots at Pier 9, between Broadway and Green Street. Read More