I spoke with one of the bar pilots today who lives near by and is an acquaintance of mine and is also a fellow graduate of Cal
Maritime. He said he knows what happened but could not discuss it. It is something very basic and will be shocker when it is made public. In no way did he give me any details, or hints or innuendos of what happened.
He did not know that the AIS/Radar/Chart overlay recording of the accident
was available on the internet
Interestingly, the Coast Guard has no authority over the Bar Pilots because they sail on a State issued license
. The Pilots all have federal Masters licenses but they are not sailing on them when piloting a ship.