Small cabotage master - Salary and Career
Marine, river and deck fishermen

Small cabotage master - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They navigate, dock and undock vessels, manage crew, operate vessel equipment, monitor vessel loading and unloading and control passenger embarkation and disembarkation. They record vessel data, supervise vessel maintenance, manage material and financial resources, manage nautical signaling and perform nautical signaling services.

How much does an Small cabotage master earn

A Small cabotage master earns between $1.971 and $5.849 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.971 and a median salary of $2.694 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 485 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Small cabotage master

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.971 35.649 743 15
1º Quartile 1.971 23.652 493 10
Median Salary 2.694 32.328 674 13
3º Quartile 4.461 53.528 1.115 22
Higher Salary 5.849 70.188 1.462 29


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • technicians in air, sea and river navigation
        • marine, river and deck fishermen

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Main workplaces

Marine, river and deck fishermen the positions of this CBO family carry out their functions in waterway transport companies, maritime or river navigation, fishing industry or related and auxiliary transport activities. They are hired as salaried workers, with a formal contract. They are organized in the form of hierarchical work and work in open-air environments. In some occupations, professionals carry out their activities with permanent supervision, in others, with occasional supervision. Work in person and in some occupations at irregular hours. They work in uncomfortable positions for long periods, are subject to constant stress and the action of intense noise, vibration and vessel movement in other occupations. In some occupations, they still work in confined work conditions.


What does it take to work in the field of Marine, river and deck fishermen

These occupations are performed by people with completed elementary school education, plus a basic qualification course with more than four hundred hours in other occupations with a technical course (at high school level or complete high school). The full exercise of activities occurs after five years of professional experience.


Functions and activities of Small cabotage master

Marine, river and deck fishermen must:

  • operating vessel equipment;
  • browse vessels;
  • control embarkation and disembarkation of passengers;
  • moor and unmoor vessels;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • navigating vessels;
  • manage material and financial resources;
  • control passenger embarkation and disembarkation;
  • operate vessel equipment;
  • register vessel data/nautical signals;
  • supervise maintenance of vessel/nautical signs;
  • navigate vessels;
  • perform nautical signaling services;
  • perform the nautical signaling services;
  • supervise vessel maintenance/nautical signs;
  • manage crew;
  • monitor vessel loading and unloading;
  • register vessel data/nautical signs;
  • mooring and unmooring vessels;
  • manage nautical signaling;

  • Activities

    • control the stock of spare nautical signs;
    • analyze tidal conditions;
    • check passenger lists;
    • analyze depth conditions;
    • exchange information with support station;
    • write communication journal;
    • operating pollution fighting equipment;
    • supervise the control of the historical record of nautical signals;
    • operate guidance equipment for geographic positioning;
    • open and close holds (hatches);
    • repair nautical signal structures and equipment;
    • mounting the nautical signals;
    • simulate adverse situations for crew training;
    • write communication diary;
    • inventory materials;
    • tow vessels;
    • express yourself orally;
    • inspect vessel's habitable compartments;
    • assign personnel for loading and unloading;
    • fill in the cargo book;
    • inspect living quarters of vessel;
    • lead crew;
    • display vessel for passengers;
    • activate navigation aids;
    • maneuvering vessels according to ripeam standards;
    • perform nautical signal maintenance;
    • guide the use of personal protective equipment;
    • fill out nautical signal historical form;
    • start the machinery section, for berthing and unberthing;
    • fill on board map for ibama;
    • monitor fish conservation conditions;
    • testing the electrical and electronic equipment of the nautical signals;
    • control the stock of spare nautical signals;
    • triggering vessel regulation lights;
    • check cargo conditions;
    • pay crew;
    • guid crew on environmental issues;
    • fill out garbage dispatch documentation;
    • fill in deck loads and dangerous goods;
    • manure helm;
    • develop nautical signaling projects for the maritime authority;
    • write minutes of meetings;
    • submit a nautical signaling project to the maritime authority;
    • operating guidance equipment for geographic positioning;
    • inspect provision of material to contain pollutants;
    • make a poita (concrete box);
    • manning bridge;
    • fill crew roll (crew roll);
    • guide crew for emergency situations;
    • inspect deck equipment conditions;
    • position anchor for ready use;
    • classify loads;
    • issue documentation for entry, exit and stay in port;
    • lubricate deck equipment;
    • opening and closing holds (hatches);
    • instruct passengers to embark and disembark;
    • fill in deck loads and dangerous loads;
    • develop loading plan;
    • write navigation log;
    • check cargo hold conditions;
    • advise crew on unsafe conditions and acts;
    • activate machinery section, for berthing and unberthing;
    • work as a team;
    • supervise vessel conservation conditions;
    • check passenger baggage;
    • share common spaces;
    • manage onboard costing;
    • distribute tasks to garrison;
    • make decisions under unfavorable conditions;
    • inspect vessel conservation conditions;
    • check cargo securing;
    • perform maintenance of the vessel on the dock (docking);
    • train newbies;
    • work in adverse conditions;
    • determine working hours;
    • inspect repairs carried out on board;
    • planning nautical signaling services;
    • monitor seaworthiness;
    • monitor vessel draft;
    • instruct passengers on in-flight rules and regulations;
    • positioning access and safety equipment;
    • request food provisions;
    • towing vessels;
    • develop special instructions for nautical signaling;
    • operate communication equipment;
    • operate sonar;
    • analyze visibility conditions;
    • maneuver vessels;
    • serve passengers in adverse situations;
    • disclose rules and regulations;
    • complete checklist;
    • organize vessel and cargo documentation;
    • inventory materials;
    • report vessel position and estimated time of arrival;
    • supervise the distribution of nautical signaling personnel (technicians and auxiliaries);
    • analyze vessel traffic conditions;
    • monitor cargo arrangement;
    • buy inputs;
    • start the machinery section, for mooring and unmooring;
    • activate machinery section, for mooring and unmooring;
    • fill out crew roll (crew roll);
    • inspect conditions of working and mooring cables;
    • work in conditions of social isolation;
    • inspect firefighting and rescue equipment;
    • operate capstan and windlass;
    • show patience in carrying out activities;
    • operating fire and rescue equipment;
    • position the nautical signals;
    • fill out cargo book;
    • order fuel, lubricants and water;
    • apply warnings and other punishments;
    • check cargo lashing;
    • check cargo documentation;
    • train newbies;
    • operate loading and unloading winch;
    • inspect operational conditions of anchoring and mooring equipment;
    • request port support services;
    • identifying situations of imminent danger;
    • show self-control;
    • disclose health information;
    • monitor navigability conditions;
    • inform receiving unit about cargo characteristics;
    • work as a team;
    • perform nautical signals rotation;
    • tracing navigation route;
    • request repair services;
    • analyze wind conditions;
    • update nautical charts and publications;
    • issue vessel readiness notification;
    • operate autopilot;
    • adapt to the vessel's movement;
    • operate echo sounder (echo sounder);
    • request materials;


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