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