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