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