is an uninterrupted service to assist the
navigator, available in areas where difficulties
to the free and safe transit of ships are
And, what areas are these?
They are places close to land, where navigation
is carried out in the vicinity of dangers
and regional traffic, subject to a wide range
of extremely variable local conditions such
as: winds, state of the sea, tides, currents,
and restricted visibility among others.
|A pilot directs and
controls the course of a vessel next to the
shore, or in inshore waters unknown by the
shipmaster, or advises the command. Usually,
the pilot is a mariner that knows the waters
where he acts, and has special skills to work
with boats. A pilot integrates the depth with
the geography of the location, the climate
and information on the transit of boats so
that a vessel may pass with safety.
It is important to point out that the shipmaster
is the responsible for the safety of the boat,
and also for the actions of the pilot.