Cool Jobs outta KP

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Some of the coolest stuff you get to do out of USMMA Kings Point. Pictured is Captain Pat Beebe, DE Bay Harbor Pilot, KP92. Today he got the rare opportunity to pilot the famous Battleship USS New Jersey BB62 from its museum berthing in Camden NJ to Philly Naval Shipyard for repairs and a paintjob. Harbor pilots are one of the most difficult yet coveted jobs in the maritime industry. Years of experience and precision understanding of tides and water depths enable these men and women to guide ships into and out of port safely. And obviously they are compensated very handsomely for their expertise as master shiphandlers.
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That thing is HUGE!!
Some of the coolest stuff you get to do out of USMMA Kings Point. Pictured is Captain Pat Beebe, DE Bay Harbor Pilot, KP92. Today he got the rare opportunity to pilot the famous Battleship USS New Jersey BB62 from its museum berthing in Camden NJ to Philly Naval Shipyard for repairs and a paintjob. Harbor pilots are one of the most difficult yet coveted jobs in the maritime industry. Years of experience and precision understanding of tides and water depths enable these men and women to guide ships into and out of port safely. And obviously they are compensated very handsomely for their expertise as master shiphandlers.
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What steps are needed for me to become one too?

My advice would be for someone to take the following steps. It would take about 10 years before you have the requisite knowledge and experience to be able hit the ground running.

1. Graduate
2. Sail on your license
3. Upgrade your license to a Management level license (C/M or 1A/E)
3a. A few/couple years shoreside in compliance or superintendent role would be helpful
4. Do something survey/audit/inspection related such as a Class Surveyor or Flag Inspector.
5. Apply to a cruise company when openings become available.
 
Any KP alums have interactions with Webb alums?

My son is a finalist for Webb, he spent an overnight last week as part of their interview process.

Very niche program, to say the least.
 
Any KP alums have interactions with Webb alums?

My son is a finalist for Webb, he spent an overnight last week as part of their interview process.

Very niche program, to say the least.
I couldn't talk either DS into applying to Webb.
 
Any KP alums have interactions with Webb alums?

My son is a finalist for Webb, he spent an overnight last week as part of their interview process.

Very niche program, to say the least.
Any KP alums have interactions with Webb alums?

My son is a finalist for Webb, he spent an overnight last week as part of their interview process.

Very niche program, to say the least.
Worked with a few of em during my brief stint at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. Really smart guys. Naval Architecture is their forte.
 
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