The Nautical Institute

The global body for maritime professionals. The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Our aim is to represent seafarers' and practical maritime professionals' views at the highest level. Read more


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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

27 Apr 2020

Nautical Institute eNewsletter - March - April 2020

Institute News
25 Mar 2020

Message from The Nautical Institute President

The Nautical Institute President, Nick Nash has recorded a message sending his thanks to seafarers and Nautical Institute members.

Institute News
09 Mar 2020

Nautical Institute eNewsletter - January - February 2020

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Upcoming events

22 Sep 2020 - 24 Sep 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

BWMTech North America

Partner Event
23 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020
Helsinki, Finland

Arctic Shipping Forum

Partner Event
23 Sep 2020 - 24 Sep 2020
Mumbai (India)

Oil Spill India 2020

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Coronavirus: help and guidance from The Nautical Institute

Visit our coronavirus information page, designed to provide you with practical help and advice in coping with the current health crisis.

Hear from Nautical Institute President, Captain Nick Nash CMMar FNI who sends special thanks to seafarers and Nautical Institute members for their hard work at this difficult time.