These National Occupational Standards (NOS) detail the competencies required of a marine pilot as defined within the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC).
Masters of ships arriving in ports often need assistance to make sure they can enter and exit the port safely. This assistance is provided by marine pilots.
Marine pilots would normally board a moving vessel in order to assume responsibility for navigating the vessel safely in and out of the harbour. The pilot works very closely with the captain and other members of the crew, and needs to take account many factors such as tides, weather, and the size, weight and operational characteristics of the vessel, in the course of their duties.
The NOS were produced by Port Skills and Safety, in conjunction with employers and stakeholders.
The full Marine Pilot suite of NOS consists of the standards PSSMP101-PSSMP109, available free to download below.
PSSMP101 Plan an act of pilotagepdf – 0.28mb
PSSMP102 Embarding and disembarkingpdf – 0.19mb
PSSMP103 Assess standards on the piloted vesselpdf – 0.25mb
PSSMP104 Work effectively with the bridge teampdf – 1.49mb
PSSMP105 Liaise and communicate within the portpdf – 0.26mb
PSSMP106 Transit the pilotage districtpdf – 0.25mb
PSSMP107 Manoeuvre vessels in harbours and their approachespdf – 0.21mb
PSSMP108 Respond to problems and emergency situationspdf – 0.19mb
PSSMP109 Manage personal and professional conduct and developmentpdf – 0.19mb