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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
- Bar Pilot
- Area Relief Pilot
Tasks for “Barge Pilot”
- Set ships' courses that avoid reefs, outlying shoals, or other hazards, using navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys.
- Operate ship-to-shore radios to exchange information needed for ship operations.
- Steer ships into or out of berths or signal tugboat captains to berth or unberth ships.
- Prevent ships under their navigational control from engaging in unsafe operations.
- Make nautical maps.
- Advise ships' masters on harbor rules and customs procedures.
- Serve as a vessel's docking master upon arrival at a port or when at a berth.
- Learn to operate new technology systems and procedures, through the use of instruction, simulators, or models.
- Provide assistance in maritime rescue operations.
- Provide assistance to vessels approaching or leaving seacoasts, navigating harbors, or docking and undocking.
- Oversee cargo storage on or below decks.
- Maintain ship logs.
- Maintain or repair boats or equipment.
- Report to appropriate authorities any violations of federal or state pilotage laws.
- 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.
- Consult maps, charts, weather reports, or navigation equipment to determine and direct ship movements.
- Relieve crew members on tugs or launches.
Related Technology & Tools
- Laptop computers
- Voyage management systems VMS
- Global Navigation Satellite System GNSS
- Ship-to-shore radios
- Dynamic positioning DP systems
- Container ships
- Desktop computers
- Life jackets
- Thermal protective aids TPA
- Differential global positioning satellite DGPS positioning systems
- Chemical tankers
- Integrated bridge systems
- Electronic chart display and information systems ECDIS
- Cruise ships
- Shipboard radar
- Navigational compasses
- Wind gauges
- Immersion suits
- Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems
- Global positioning systems GPS
- Pilot ladders
- Two way radios
- Safety harnesses
- Echo sounders
- Bulk carriers
- Personal computers
- Rescue slings
- Surveillance binoculars
- Mechanical pilot hoists
- Oil tanker ships
- Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral
- Log book software
- Navigational chart software
- Maptech The CAPN