Pilot, Ship

The tasks of a Pilot, Ship is expected to perform include:

Directing movement of ship in and out of confined waters such as cannels, rivers, harbours, etc.

Boarding vessel outside confined waters

Assisting Captain, Ship in navigating and manoeuvring vessel safely into port

Assisting Captain in manoeuvring vessel when leaving port

Knowledge of bringing the ship into the harbour and anchoring it

Knowledge about the port, its waters and local conditions

Ability to ensure safe passage, berthing and unberthing of ships

Knowledge to navigate the ship on behalf of the owner and master of the vessel

Ability to handle ships of different shape, size, propulsion, engine, etc.

Ability to moor and unmoor ship in harbour

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to follow instructions

Good communication skills

Highly motivated and self-driven

Physically fit

Mechanical ability

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Ship usually sails for 5/6 days a week and works for 14/15 hours every day. This may vary from ship to ship

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stress, fatigue, ear pain due to noise, dust, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to rising temperatures, fire, hazardous cargo, ambient air quality, bunkering which leads to oil spill, etc.

For Pilot, Ship - INR 40,000 to INR 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Shipping Industry in India

Indian shipping industry plays a crucial role in Indian economy. As 90% of the nation?s trade by volume is done via sea. India has been the largest merchant shipping fleet among the developing nations. Indian shipping industry supports transportation of national and international cargos and also provides various other facilities such as ship building, ship repairing, lighthouse facilities, freight forwarding, etc. Indian shipping industry with emergence of globalisation and liberalisation is firmly ready to acquire new dimensions in terms of demand and infrastructural development. While in knowledge based economy, soft intangible parameters like human capital, information technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important for increasing innumerable opportunities. Today India has become the source of quality seafarers to global ship owners. Indian shipping firms normally rely on the inherent IT skills of Indians to play a pivotal role in IT activity involved in international shipping and the country can come up with a business centre for information processing requirements of the international ship owners.

Job Opportunities in Shipping Industry

Shipping industry offers job opportunities for thousands of people in India. Shipping job is one of the oldest careers offered with charm, income and a unique lifestyle. Usually shipping jobs in India are found in major cities with various ports and even non-port cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru. The jobs include merchant navy, cruise ship, freight, bulk carrier companies and oil tanker jobs. And even in many international cruise ship companies which are connected to India there are other jobs like nursing, cruise ship nurse, cargo ship, marine medical jobs and cruise ship summer jobs in India.

Indian Navy

Ports across India

Cities across India

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Orient Express Ship Management Ltd.

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

VELS University

Tolani Maritime Institute

Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies

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