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