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"Ship Pilot"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, and sounds, and on rivers, lakes, and 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.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Ship Pilot"

1) Consult maps, charts, weather reports, and navigation equipment to determine and direct ship movements.

2) Direct courses and speeds of ships, based on specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, water depths, tides, currents, and hazards.

3) Give directions to crew members who are steering ships.

4) Operate ship-to-shore radios to exchange information needed for ship operations.

5) Prevent ships under their navigational control from engaging in unsafe operations.

6) Provide assistance to vessels approaching or leaving seacoasts, navigating harbors, and docking and undocking.

7) Serve as a vessel's docking master upon arrival at a port and when at a berth.

8) Set ships' courses that avoid reefs, outlying shoals, and other hazards, utilizing navigational aids such as lighthouses and buoys.

9) Steer ships into and out of berths, or signal tugboat captains to berth and unberth ships.

 

 

11) Learn to operate new technology systems and procedures, through the use of instruction, simulators, and models.

12) Maintain and repair boats and equipment.


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13) Maintain ship logs.

14) Oversee cargo storage on or below decks.

15) Provide assistance in maritime rescue operations.

16) Relieve crew members on tugs and launches.

17) Report to appropriate authorities any violations of federal or state pilotage laws.

18) Make nautical maps.

19) Operate amphibious craft during troop landings.

Job Description for "Ship Pilot" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-E-C        SOC:  53-5021.03