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Command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, or sounds, or on rivers, lakes, or bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 53-5021.03
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Pilots, Ship”.
Also Known As…
- Pilots, Ship
- Towboat Pilot
- State Pilot
- Ship Pilot
- River Pilot
- Relief Docking Master
- Marine Pilot
- Harbor Pilot
- Docking Pilot
- Boat Pilot
- Towing Pilot
- Steamboat Pilot
- Speedboat Driver
- School Boat Driver
- Relief Pilot
- Package Line Relief Operator
- Master Pilot
- Maritime Pilot
- Ferryboat Pilot
- Ferry Pilot
- Canal Driver
- Barge Pilot
- Area Relief Pilot
Tasks for “Bar Pilot”
- Oversee cargo storage on or below decks.
- Advise ships' masters on harbor rules and customs procedures.
- Learn to operate new technology systems and procedures, through the use of instruction, simulators, or models.
- Maintain or repair boats or equipment.
- Prevent ships under their navigational control from engaging in unsafe operations.
- Give directions to crew members who are steering ships.
- Direct courses and speeds of ships, based on specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, water depths, tides, currents, and hazards.
- Relieve crew members on tugs or launches.
- Operate ship-to-shore radios to exchange information needed for ship operations.
- Maintain ship logs.
- Report to appropriate authorities any violations of federal or state pilotage laws.
- Provide assistance to vessels approaching or leaving seacoasts, navigating harbors, or docking and undocking.
- Consult maps, charts, weather reports, or navigation equipment to determine and direct ship movements.
- Steer ships into or out of berths or signal tugboat captains to berth or unberth ships.
- Provide assistance in maritime rescue operations.
- Make nautical maps.
- Serve as a vessel's docking master upon arrival at a port or when at a berth.
- Set ships' courses that avoid reefs, outlying shoals, or other hazards, using navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys.
Related Technology & Tools
- Thermal protective aids TPA
- Integrated bridge systems
- Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems
- Differential global positioning satellite DGPS positioning systems
- Bulk carriers
- Echo sounders
- Wind gauges
- Voyage management systems VMS
- Navigational compasses
- Safety harnesses
- Life jackets
- Mechanical pilot hoists
- Ship-to-shore radios
- Shipboard radar
- Oil tanker ships
- Container ships
- Electronic chart display and information systems ECDIS
- Cruise ships
- Surveillance binoculars
- Immersion suits
- Desktop computers
- Global positioning systems GPS
- Personal computers
- Rescue slings
- Global Navigation Satellite System GNSS
- Laptop computers
- Two way radios
- Dynamic positioning DP systems
- Chemical tankers
- Pilot ladders
- Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral
- Navigational chart software
- Maptech The CAPN
- Log book software