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