*** Harbor Pilot (Ship Pilot)-1011548 (KBR - Diego Garcia) ***


This position is contingent upon award of project[U][/U]
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[B][U][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Position Duties:[/FONT][/U][/B][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif] [/FONT]

[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Direct courses and speeds of ships, based on specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, water depths, tides, currents, and hazards.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Consult maps, charts, weather reports, and navigation equipment to determine and direct ship movements.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Give directions to crew members who are steering ships typically providing them helm and engine commands directly[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Operate ship-to-shore radios to exchange information needed for ship operations.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Prevent ships under their navigational control from engaging in unsafe operations.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Provide assistance to vessels approaching or leaving seacoasts, navigating harbors, and docking and undocking.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Provide assistance to vessels approaching or leaving seacoasts, navigating harbors, and docking and undocking.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Serve as a vessel’s docking master upon arrival at a port and when at a berth.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Set ships’ courses that avoid reefs, outlying shoals, and other hazards, utilizing navigational aids such as lighthouses and buoys.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Signal tugboat captains to berth and unberth ships.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Advise ships’ masters on harbor rules.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Learn to operate new technology systems and procedures, through the use of instruction, simulators, and models.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Provide assistance in maritime rescue operations.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Report to appropriate authorities any violations of international pilotage laws.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Make nautical maps.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Contribute to the safety of personnel and ship[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements[/FONT][/li][/ul]
[B][U][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Education:[/FONT][/U][/B][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif] [/FONT]

[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]High school diploma is required[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Successful completion of a pilots training course approved by the National Maritime [/li]Center (NMC) is required[/FONT]

[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Thorough understanding of the International Convention of Standards of Training,[/li]Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) is required[/FONT]
[B][U][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Certifications[/FONT][/U][/B][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]: [/FONT]

[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]First class pilot license rated for unlimited tonnage issued by US Coast Guard or[/li]Merchant Mariner License/Certification (MMC)[/FONT]

[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by US Coast Guard[B][U][/U][/B][/FONT][/li][/ul]

[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Minimum of 3 years (36 months) services in the deck department of steam or motor[/li]vessels navigating on oceans or coastwise[/FONT]

[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]18 months of the 36 months service must be as quartermaster, wheelsman, able seaman, apprentice pilot, or in an equivalent capacity standing watches at the wheel or in the pilothouse as part of routine duties.[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]At least 12 months of the 18 months service must be on vessels operating on the class of waters akin to those of Diego Garcia[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]3+ years successfully performing in a leadership role[/FONT][/li][/ul]
[B][U][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Work Location:[/FONT][/U][/B][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif] Primarily on the British Indian Ocean Territory of Diego Garcia and the
United States required[/FONT]
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[B][U][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Reporting Relationship[/FONT][/U][/B][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]:[/FONT]

[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Report to: Port Operations Manager[/FONT][/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Direct reports (Subordinates) – 11 (Coxswain, Laborers, Port Tower Watchperson)[/FONT][/li][/ul]
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[B][U][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Clearance:[/FONT][/U][/B][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif] Possess a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance or be qualified to obtain such a clearance in a reasonable period of time.[/FONT]
[B][U][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Nationality:[/FONT][/U][/B][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif] U. S. citizenship[/FONT]
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[B][U]Additional requirements:[/U][/B]

[li]Must possess passport book (not passport card) with at least 12 months of remaining validity AND with at least 4 blank visa/stamp pages remaining [/li]
[li][FONT=“luxi-sans-1”,sans-serif]Must possess driver’s license with at least 6 months of remaining validity [/FONT][/li][/ul]
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Job Project Management/Operations
Primary LocationGB-IO-Diego Garcia Island

What might the compensation be?

Unsure. What I DO know is that personnel with NAVY NEC QM-0215 (and no USCG license) have good shot at this especially If they’ve done time in DG. A GREAT way to get one’s foot in the door.

I had almost 30 years as a ship pilot and am very interested in this position. Please call me at 504-451-9603 or e-mail inlaw51@yahoo.com, thanks, Capt. Gerald Huber

I would not post contact info on a public forum…just a suggestion

This contract job is out for bid. There were a couple of companies going after this contract. A company in Dallas contacted me about this. They asked what I would expect for compensation. I recently asked to be taken out of consideration.

I have never been to Diego Garcia, and I am sure someone who has, can chime in. But I know it is pretty much 100% military, or you’re there to support the military.

They were looking for 2 people. Really one to be there 24/7 and the other on stand by for when the main pilot wanted a break. But the stand by person would only be compensated when they are on the island.

The island is very remote. From what I know, there are no commercial flights, only military.

But I heard if you like to fish or dive, it is good.

I just scoped the atoll out on Google Maps. Definitely out of the way. I count 6 B1 bombers, 7 B52’s with a spot for an eighth, and what looks like 4 hangars for the B2 Stealth. There’s also what I would guess is 5 MSC lightering ships at anchor. About 4-500 miles to Gan International Airport in the Maldives,

Diego Garcia? May as well be located on the moon. They would have to pay really well for someone to go there for any extended time. I’d ask abound time off, lord knows you would need to get off the island before you went bonkers. Lots of prepo ships there, but they are generally only “on” for four months at a time… As far as getting your foot in the door, not really. Any other organization worth its salt does not look at past pilot experience. Most organizations follow the " we don’t take pilots we make pilots" logic due to each area being vastly different from the other. Sure, basics count, but anyone with a master ticket and time on that ticket possesses the basics. ( true, some people just can’t handle a ship no matter how much core knowledge they have). Personally, I’d run from this job, could not pay me enough having been to DG many times in the past.

I was there in '09. DG21 is the main contractor for everything there. Living conditions aren’t bad. You would probably be billeted in the Officer’s quarters. Private studio apt type rooms. I was looking at working for DG21 but the pay was particularly low. that’s because you live there for free. More than likely, you eat for free(or almost free) at one of the messdecks. There are also at least three clubs where you can buy a good steak. Its not a bad place to be holed up for a few months. Good fishing, pretty good food. Pretty and untouchable Philipina girls. I liked it.

I guess the USN is getting out of the pilot business. The DG Navy pilots used to be on temp loan from Yoko. I’ve spent my time on DG too, but I never saw an “untouchable” Phillipina girl in my life : )

[QUOTE=Xmsccapt(ret);77358]I guess the USN is getting out of the pilot business. The DG Navy pilots used to be on temp loan from Yoko. I’ve spent my time on DG too, but I never saw an “untouchable” Phillipina girl in my life : )[/QUOTE] The reason they are untouchable on DG is that they have the best job in the Philipines. They don’t dare screw it up. If one of them gets caught leaving the BOQ or the enlisted areas in the morning, that’s it for them. They get fired toot sweet!

NAVY has been getting out of the Pilot bidness since they began outsourcing tugs. With no pool to draw from the handwriting has been on the wall.

DG Pilots were never on loan from Yoko as rule. The DG Pilot was billeted as such and Yoko would provide relief as necessary

USN Harbor Pilot 1998-2006 / Roosey Roads, GTMO, New London

I knew the USN was getting out of the pilot business for years. Shame as it was a good billet for those that had interest and the talent. With no pipe line the navy federal pilot jobs have recently been filled in a few cases with ex MSC captains.

[QUOTE=Xmsccapt(ret);77264]As far as getting your foot in the door, not really. Any other organization worth its salt does not look at past pilot experience.[/QUOTE]
I categorically disagree. It was my past experience that got me my job at KBAY. The guy (or gal) that opts for the DG slot would have a leg up at any upcoming Navy Federal Pilot slots (IMO). You yerself note that exMSC Captains have filled some slots that I’d bet would have been happy to hire a someone with experience piloting warships and the like.

You made ny point. The msc másters did not get the jobs due to any previous pilot experiance or ability. They campained, rodé, and were there at the right time. Dont get me wrong pilot experiance is great, bit most commercial pilot organizations would rrather train thier
Pilots for the área

Most COMMERCIAL Organizations - concur. Shady Hook is a great example of that. Civil Servant positions look to draw from Veteran’s pools first.