3152-Ships' deck officers and pilots

Job Title: 

Ships' deck officers and pilots

Job Description: 

Ships? deck officers and pilots command and navigate ships and similar vessels, and perform related functions on shore.


Tasks performed usually include:

  • commanding and navigating ship or similar vessel at sea or on inland waterways
  • controlling and participating in deck and bridge-watch activities
  • navigating vessels into and out of ports and through channels, straits and other waters where special knowledge is required
  • ensuring safe loading and unloading of cargo and observance of safety regulations and procedures by crew and passengers
  • performing technical supervision of maintenance and repair of ship to ensure compliance with specifications and regulations
  • 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
  • ordering ship?s stores and recruiting crew as required and maintaining record of operations
  • transmitting and receiving routine and emergency information with shore stations and other ships.
  • Specific Occupations: 

    Captain((passenger) barge/ ferry boat/ fishing vessel/ river boat/ ship (inland waterways/sea)/ tugboat/ port)

    Officer, ship (deck)/ (navigation)

    Superintendent, (marine/deck)/ Quartermaster (ship)/ Mate, tugboat/ (Master/ Skipper) yacht

    Pilot, hovercraft/ ship

    Master( ship: inland waterways/ ship: sea)

    Mate( chief: ship/ first/ second/ ship/ third)

    Navigator, ship

    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 

    Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2160