maritime pilot


Maritime pilots are mariners who guide ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbours or river mouths. They are expert ship handlers who possess detailed knowledge of local waterways.

Alternative label

  • maritime ship pilot

  • ship steersman

  • marine helmswoman

  • ship pilot

  • marine pilot

  • vessel pilot

  • pilot of maritime vessels

  • ship steerswoman

  • marine helmsman

  • ship steersperson

  • pilot of maritime ships

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences



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