Nautilus International is an independent, influential, global trade union and professional organisation, committed to delivering high quality, cost-effective services to members, and welfare support to necessitous seafarers, their dependants and other maritime professionals.
Nautilus works with members, the maritime community, national governments and international agencies to create change, which improves the lives of maritime professionals.
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Keep up to date with everything happening at Nautilus and read our views on maritime issues.
If you are a maritime professional, we are the specialist trade union and professional organisation for you.
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If you have a problem and need support from Nautilus, here’s how you can get in touch. Screenshot these details now so you have them to hand when you’re at sea.
Our cadet organisers make regular visits to UK maritime colleges. It's a great way to meet your representatives, get to know the Union, or seek support.
Looking for answers? Read our FAQs on training, sponsorship and funding, coursework, exams, sea time, and more – or email us with your own question.
Our members fight for a better future for all maritime professionals. Sign up with Nautilus to be part of the change – and receive essential support, legal protection and expert advice.
Together, Nautilus and our members campaign for better conditions onboard and in college. We're in this fight together.
Those first months onboard be a shock to the system. Here's our top tips on how to prepare, and how to get the most from your sea time phase.
Cadet or captain, the cost of living crisis affects us all – but trainees have been hit particularly hard. Here's how the Union is working on your behalf, plus advice on grants and other financial matters.
Fight for your future by joining a Nautilus campaign; share your views and shape the Union's activities; meet other cadets and get helpful career guidance. You can do it all at our YMP Forum!