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