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