Ship Pilot Dispatcher

Dispatch Ship Pilots to ships entering or leaving ports.

What does a Ship Pilot Dispatcher do?

Dispatches PILOT, SHIP to ships entering or leaving port: Writes order showing name of ship, berth, tugboat company, and time of arrival or departure, and notifies PILOT, SHIP and pilot boat operator of assignment. Obtains receipt of pilotage from pilot upon return from ship. Records charges on receipt, using tariff book as guide. Compiles reports of activities, such as number of ships piloted and charges made. Keeps records of ships entering port, showing owner, name of ship, displacement tonnage, agent, and country of registration. May be required to possess radiotelephone operator’s license issued by Federal Communications Commission, and operate radar to fix position and speed of ships entering and leaving port.