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