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3142 SHIPS' DECK OFFICERS AND PILOTS
 


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

    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) performing related tasks;

    (i) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Captain ship/sea

  • Pilot, ship

  • Skipper, yacht


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Sailor - 8340


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.