Our union

Nautilus International is an independent, influential, global trade union and professional organisation, committed to delivering high quality, cost-effective services to members, and welfare support to necessitous seafarers, their dependants and other maritime professionals.

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Nautilus yacht hub

Nautilus International is the world-leading specialist trade union for superyacht crew. Wherever you're from, wherever you work, we are here to support you.

Nautilus cadet hub

Nautilus International is the specialist trade union for cadets and other trainee maritime professionals. We fight alongside you to protect your rights, and we're ready with instant advice and legal support when you need it the most.

River cruise hub

Nautilus has a key objective to improve working conditions in the booming European river cruise industry

Who we are

Nautilus International is a trade union and professional organisation serving, supporting and protecting the interests of more than 20,000 maritime professionals in the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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Meet members

Nautilus International represents 20,000 maritime professionals including ship masters (captains), officers, officer trainees (cadets) and shipping industry personnel, such as ship pilots, inland navigation workers, vessel traffic services operators (similar to air traffic control), harbourmasters, seafarers in the oil and gas industry, and shore-based staff.

What we do

The day-to-day activities of Nautilus International are highly varied and we pursue every possible avenue to improve the working lives of our members.

Where we work

Nautilus International has members in waterborne transport sectors all over the world – from deepsea oil tankers to river cruises.

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Take a look at our range of print and online advertising options to find the best way for your organisation to connect with seafarers.

Strategic plan

This is the Nautilus International strategic plan for 2019-2023.

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