Ships’ deck officers and pilots

Role Responsibilities

  • 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 ships to ensure compliance with specifications and regulations
  • Applying knowledge of principles and practices relating to ships’ operation and navigation in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work
  • Ordering ships’ stores, recruiting crew as required and maintaining records of operations
  • Transmitting and receiving routine and emergency information with shore stations and other ships

    Skill level