I realize that McCoy wasn't a line officer, he was just a general example, someone though should have assumed command within the natural command structure of the ship instead of letting a cadet who was on probation assume command (that was one of the few negatives and I know that has been brought up before).
Also I never meant that she didn't inform Pike...I meant whoever was the senior officer inside of the sensor lab/communications room when she monitored the battle. Perhaps it was implied that she did inform someone, I just recall that Pike seemed surprised about the information when Uhura mentions it on the bridge.
I am I the only who's bothered about the weapons? LOL