The Hellenic Branch of the Nautical Institute has been formed in Athens by members of the Institute to enable them to forgather and to discuss various matters of interest with regard to the need to improve their knowledge and views 

The branch is a link between Greece and the international organization of the Nautical Institute, based in London.

Capt. R. Kieran has taken the excellent initiative of founding the branch decades ago (1996), however, he failed to establish  one key element: Greek members. After a "lethargy" 20+ years, members of the Institute gathered on May 4, 2016 and since then the Greek branch resumed its operation.

The activities include the organization of workshops and lectures in Maritime Academies and educational institutions, the debate on maritime issues concerning the naval and maritime community and the collective response to problems faced by Greek members of the Institute.