Marine Port Pilot, Port Operations

  • Full Time
  • SA
  • Applications have closed

The role purpose of the port pilot is to execute the Berthing & un-berthing of vessels within Duba Port, as well as perform any other supervisory functions as instructed by Harbor Master to ensure smooth operations and effective handling of vessels within in the Port limits.


  • Piloting of vessels on a rotating shift basis, boards, pilots, berths, un berths vessels of all shapes and sizes through pilotage by providing services in the capacity of a licensed pilot.
  • To undertake pilotage, berthing, and un berthing operations with or without the aid of tugs or mooring boats.
  • To advise Ships Master and officers from the time of boarding until the ship is securely moored at the jetty, and from the time of boarding the jetty till the ship is on safe course from all hazards during outward bound.
  • Direct all activities of tugs and mooring launches assigned while maneuvering and berthing and unberthing of ships, also advise ships master on maneuvers to recover lost anchors.
  • To document data into Pilots’ logbooks, service forms, and other pilotage records, prepare and present reports on ship deficiencies for Harbor Master and Ship Masters review.
  • Inspect ships if required before commencing pilot age to ascertain whether they are properly equipped and manned to permit safe handling and turnaround at the Port.
  • To safeguard all facilities and act as a liaison between Ship’s Master and Port Authority while on board
  • To act as a port controller when required, supervise the control room staff, monitor operations of various radio and signaling systems, and communicate directly with ships, crafts, or other stations.
  • Observe port operations, record keeping dispatch of pilots, tugs, mooring, crews, etc, and avoid delays to shipping.
  • To frequently visit all jetties where ships are moored during inclement weather and make certain safe berths are maintained, assist in conservancy work, and ensure all functions are ready for receiving ships alongside.
  • In an emergency, initiate agreed-on emergency procedures, direct movements of all available crafts, and notify the Harbor Master
  • Advise ship master regarding local ports, customs, and health regulations and enforce port authority rules and regulations in consultation with the Harbor Master.


  • Minimum 5 years of Pilot experience as Marine Officer – Pilot Class 1.
  • Handling of VLCC / UVLCC alongside loading terminals and jetties is essential
  • Proficiency in survival crafts and rescue boats
  • Certificate of Competency as master of a Foreign Ongoing Ship
  • Qualified Masters of a Foreign Going Ship in Merchant Navy, under Merchant Shipping Act
  • Ship Handling Qualification
  • Have a good command of both written and spoken English