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