Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.

Key Competencies

Representative Tasks


Transportation & Warehousing,

Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

Sample Job Titles Barge Captain, Barge Master, Boat Pilot, Car Ferry Captain, Car Ferry Master, Coastal Tug Mate, Deck Officer, Docking Pilot, Ferry Boat Captain, Ferry Captain, Ferryboat Captain, First Mate, Harbor Boat Pilot, Harbor Pilot, Harbor Tug Captain, Port Captain, River Boat Captain, River Pilot, Sailboat Captain, Ship Harbor Pilot, Tow Boat Captain, Towboat Pilot, Tug Boat Captain, Tugboat Captain, Tugboat Mate, Tugboat Operator, Tugboat Pilot.