Inland Marine Service: Pilot

?Department: Navigation

  Immediate Supervisor: Master Summary Oversee the smooth operation of the entire vessel with compliance to all Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. The Pilot is ultimately responsible for the safety and security of all persons on board the vessel while on watch. The Pilot has authority and responsibility for taking all necessary actions for safety, pollution prevention and the efficient operation of the ship under guidance of the Master. Qualifications • Must possess leadership qualities with the ability to give personnel sound instructions. • Must possess all documentation and licenses as set forth by the U.S.C.G. and company policies. • Must possess FCC Marine Radio Operations license. • Must possess Radar certification (endorsement necessary as per vessel). • Must possess USCG license which satisfies COI requirements of applicable vessel. • High School Diploma or equivalent. • Must be in good physical condition and of sound mind with no physical limitations that would hinder or prevent performance of duties. • Ability to work 12 hours or more per day, stand for long periods of time & lift at least 60 pounds. Responsibilities • The safety of passengers and crew and the safe operation of the vessel. • Reporting defects and other matters with implications for safe operations or pollution risk and which require the assistance of the Company to the Designated Person Ashore. • Reporting non-conformities, accidents & injuries involving personnel or equipment and hazardous situations to the Master. • Requesting assistance from the Company as may be deemed necessary to ensure safe and pollution free operation on the ship • Responsibility, under the Captain, for: • The preparation, in consultation with the Captain, of detailed schedules for future itineraries and then advising the Captain of any unduly high speed or impractical arrival times etc. that become apparent • Ensuring that the navigational charts required for the itinerary and for planning are carried on board. • Prior to each voyage / cruise, the preparation, for the Captain’s approval, of a planned approach for each arrival / departure / closing land using all the information at his disposal. • Additionally, the preparation of alternative plans should the former be interrupted . • Laying down course lines, from berth to berth where possible, for the Captain’s approval, on all charts to be used for the forth coming cruise / voyage, giving safe clearance margins from all dangers. • He is to have the various sources of navigational information to hand. • Informing the Captain of navigational progress during each voyage and / cruise including speed and other relevant matters. • Monitoring the operational condition of all navigation instruments, instigating corrective action when necessary. • Responsibility under the Captain for : • Ensuring that the navigational charts carried on board are the latest available. • Correcting the above charts up to the latest appropriate Notice to Mariners and recording the correction of each navigational chart as required by the chart folio system. • Ensuring that cancelled charts are clearly marked as such and removed from the bridge. • Ensuring that the publications required for the itinerary, by the Flag / Port State or by the Company are carried on board and are the latest available. • Correcting and updating the above publications up to the latest appropriate Notice to Mariners / correction available. • Responsibility for: • Keeping bridge watches as required and identified by the Master in accordance with the SMS • The composition of each watch is to be adequate and appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. • In normal operating conditions the composition of the watches will be as stated in the COI. • The watch composition in conditions other than normal will be set by the Master e.g. restricted visibility, high traffic density, maneuvering, etc. • Pilot observes weather and river conditions closely at all times and takes proper actions when necessary while communicating such actions to the Master. • Pilot advises the Master of unusual delays and/or causes with revised ETA’s for the port of call. • With assistance of the vessel’s Mates and the Alternate VSO’s , insure that all docking locations are secure and meet requirements set forth in the VSP and PAF permits. PEOPLE SUPERVISED: Deck Officers on watch The above description denotes some of the specific characteristics, which are necessary to perform the principal functions of the job and are not intended to be a description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. Inland Marine Service is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employe

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