3152-Ships' deck officers and pilots

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Ships' deck officers and pilots
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Job Description: 
Ships? deck officers and pilots command and navigate ships and similar vessels, and perform related functions on shore.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) commanding and navigating ship or similar vessel at sea or on inland waterways
  • (b) controlling and participating in deck and bridge-watch activities
  • (c) navigating vessels into and out of ports and through channels, straits and other waters where special knowledge is required
  • (d) ensuring safe loading and unloading of cargo and observance of safety regulations and procedures by crew and passengers
  • (e) performing technical supervision of maintenance and repair of ship to ensure compliance with specifications and regulations
  • (f) applying knowledge of principles and practices relating to ship?s operation and navigation in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work
  • (g) ordering ship?s stores and recruiting crew as required and maintaining record of operations
  • (h) transmitting and receiving routine and emergency information with shore stations and other ships.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Captain ship/sea
- Pilot, ship
- Skipper, yacht


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Sailor 8350

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