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Suitable for those who hold: 

- a deck, fishing or yacht related Certificate of Competency 
- an inland waterway qualification for vessels of at least 24 metres in length 
- other qualifications (e.g. a DP certificate or VTS V-103) or experience as appropriate 
- a middle management position in the maritime industry ashore

Suitable for those who have:

- sailed in command of a commercial or naval foreign-going vessel for a minimum period of six months
- served as a marine pilot for a period of not less than 5 years
- served as a Harbour Master for a period of not less than 3 years
- held senior management positions ashore for a period of not less than 1 year (the role should be of equivalent standing to command at sea such as Superintendent following service as a senior sea-going officer, or appointment as a Chief Operating Officer or Head of Health and Safety)

Suitable for those who:

- hold a rating qualification
- have worked on a fishing vessel for at least two years
- hold a non-management position ashore

Suitable for those in initial maritime training or education. Please do not apply for this category of membership unless you are a cadet or engaged in maritime study for the first time. The Nautical Institute may check the accuracy of the information you provide.

To re-apply for Nautical Institute membership please email the NI membership team at [email protected] quoting your full name and either your date of birth or your previous membership number. Or you can call them on +44 (0)20 7928 1351 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (UK time) and they will be happy to help.