Will “Maritime Pilot” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
Unknown Chance of Automation
Sadly, the research paper did not provide any information about this occupation. Maybe have a look at our directory?
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
- Ferryboat Pilot
- Ferry Pilot
- Canal Driver
- Barge Pilot
- Bar Pilot
- Area Relief Pilot
Tasks for “Maritime Pilot”
- 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.
- Learn to operate new technology systems and procedures, through the use of instruction, simulators, or models.
- Operate ship-to-shore radios to exchange information needed for ship operations.
- Serve as a vessel's docking master upon arrival at a port or when at a berth.
- Relieve crew members on tugs or launches.
- Make nautical maps.
- Provide assistance in maritime rescue operations.
- Steer ships into or out of berths or signal tugboat captains to berth or unberth 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.
- Maintain or repair boats or equipment.
- Oversee cargo storage on or below decks.
- Set ships' courses that avoid reefs, outlying shoals, or other hazards, using navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys.
- Advise ships' masters on harbor rules and customs procedures.
- Maintain ship logs.
- Prevent ships under their navigational control from engaging in unsafe operations.
- Give directions to crew members who are steering ships.
Related Technology & Tools
- Electronic chart display and information systems ECDIS
- Mechanical pilot hoists
- Dynamic positioning DP systems
- Echo sounders
- Oil tanker ships
- Wind gauges
- Two way radios
- Rescue slings
- Immersion suits
- Safety harnesses
- Differential global positioning satellite DGPS positioning systems
- Cruise ships
- Container ships
- Voyage management systems VMS
- Shipboard radar
- Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems
- Navigational compasses
- Thermal protective aids TPA
- Surveillance binoculars
- Global positioning systems GPS
- Desktop computers
- Ship-to-shore radios
- Pilot ladders
- Life jackets
- Global Navigation Satellite System GNSS
- Bulk carriers
- Chemical tankers
- Laptop computers
- Integrated bridge systems
- Personal computers
- Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral
- Maptech The CAPN
- Navigational chart software
- Log book software