Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun (BOPC)
The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun (Board or BOPC) – sometimes called the "the Pilot Commission" – licenses and regulates up to 60 pilots who guide ships of 750 gross tons or greater in the Bays of San Francisco and Monterey and tributaries to ports in Stockton and Sacramento. The Pilots are organized for business operational purposes as the "San Francisco Bar Pilots." The following provides an overview of the Board’s history, structure, jurisdiction and functions.
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