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.


Upcoming events

18 Feb 2020
Woodbank House, North Deeside Road, Cults AB15 9PN

North Scotland Branch - Reactivation of vessels after lay up

18 Feb 2020
Boardroom, Brookes Bell, 9th Floor, Walker House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

NW England and N Wales Branch - AGM and Talk - Seafarers' Welfare

18 Feb 2020

CV Writing Webinar (members only)

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