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