A Pilot is a mariner who guides ship through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths. Pilot are expert ship handlers who possess in depth knowledge of local waterways. Pilots are responsible under the law and maritime custom for conducting the safe navigation of the vessel. With the exception of the Panama Canal, the pilot is only an adviser, as the captain remains in legal command of the vessel.
|Signal Flag H-Pilot on board|
|Signal Flag G-I required a Pilot|