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The Navigator wins prestigious Seatrade 'Investment in People' Award

8 May 2015

The Navigator magazine – the free publication for navigating officers produced by The Nautical Institute – was announced the winner of the 'Investment in People' Award at the 27th Seatrade Awards ceremony at Guildhall, London, last night.

The magazine, which was founded in 2012 to support, inform and encourage navigators of all ages, cultures and ranks, beat strong competition in the prestigious category, which was sponsored by DNV-GL. The Navigator is published three times a year with a print run of 100,000 copies and is distributed to SOLAS vessels around the world by volunteers who visit ships, including surveyors, agents, pilots, and by missions, training centres and ship operators. These distributors are professionals who invest their time and effort to advance the professional development of others.

Accepting the award, David Patraiko, Director of Projects at The Nautical Institute, said: "Navigational safety is reliant on the competency of the world's navigators. At The Nautical Institute, we are adamant that this competency is dependent on the motivation and professionalism of these navigators, in addition to their levels of technical training. We are honoured and delighted to win this important award, as it recognises our efforts to invest in, and support navigators across the globe, and to inspire them to higher levels of professionalism."

The ninth issue of The Navigator will be available in June and digital versions of all past and current issues are available online at


For more information please contact Martin Fothergill, Marketing & Communications Manager, The Nautical Institute + 44 (0)20 7928 1351,

Editor’s notes:

The Nautical Institute is the international professional body for qualified seafarers and others with an interest in nautical matters. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has more than 40 branches world-wide and some 7,000 members in more than 120 countries.

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Below: David Patraiko (middle) accepts the 2015 Seatrade Award on behalf of The Nautical Institute for its Navigator magazine.


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