The Nautical Institute

The global body for maritime professionals. The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Read more

Navigating The Future

Nautical Institute CEO Captain John Lloyd addresses key issues facing the maritime sector going forward including the role of technology, career opportunities and safety standards. Further valuable insight is provided by Martech Polar and S&P Global Platts. Further details are available here.



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NI short courses

The Nautical Institute's short courses are an intensive guide to professional topics that will help ensure your organisation is operating at the highest level. Courses are taught in small groups, with a maximum of 12 students per instructor and take place over two days at locations around the world. Participants receive a Nautical Institute certificate of completion.

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We have a membership type to suit everyone. Find out what Nautical Institute membership can do for you. The Nautical Institute is a thriving membership organisation, open to all those with a professional interest in the control of sea-going ships and other maritime matters. Join us in a winning partnership.

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MARS is a free searchable database containing reports of accidents and near misses stretching back over a quarter of a century. Funded through the generous support of the Institute's Nautical Affiliate partners, it is one of the maritime industry's leading risk reduction initiatives and is helping to make life safer for seafarers everywhere.


Latest news

01 Mar 2021

Seaways - March 2021

March Seaways is now available for members to read online!

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25 Feb 2021

The Nautical Institute launches five-year Strategic Plan

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24 Feb 2021

Mentoring Stories - Captain John Dickinson

In the first in our series of Mentoring Stories, Captain John Dickinson shares his experiences with mentoring at the beginning of his career at sea.

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