3152-Ships' Deck Officers and Pilots

Job Title: 

Ships' Deck Officers and Pilots

Job Description: 

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


Tasks include:

  • 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
  • supervising other workers
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Ship master
Ship pilot
Yacht skipper

This unit group excludes

Ship captain (2171)
Marine superintendent (deck) (2171)
Deckhand (8350)
Helmsman (8350)

Specific Occupations: 

Ship's navigating officer (including chief, second and third officer)

Ship pilot

Other ships' deck officers and pilots

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore