The Guide controls the tugboats and has the Command of the ship. The Front Tug's sole responsibility is to follow the Guides' orders and keep their boat safe (avoid getting stuck in the tug). The pilot is on the bridge of the ship and the Captain is with him. Tugs only follow orders given by the Pilot. The Captain can override Pilots' orders if necessary (rarely needed or done). The tugmaster is undoubtedly talented, but he does not decide how to vectorize the ship.