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Did you know that one in six seafarers have access to video calls and just over half have email access while at sea?

If you did, then chances are you are aware of the Nautilus Connectivity at Sea survey. The findings have been key to our strategic campaign to persuade shipping companies to give internet access to all members (and by extension all seafarers).

Statistics about the quantity, health and working conditions of seafarers are far and few between – often a reflection of 'sea-blindness'. Your participation in our specialist maritime surveys is essential to our work giving voice to the needs and wishes of our seafaring community. The surveys also inform our campaigns and Union policy, and contribute to our work with other industry bodies to ensure we are meeting members' needs.

Other topics for these surveys have included workplace bullying and harassment, seafarer criminalisation, and cadets' pay and conditions. The survey findings are reported to the Union's governing Council, or one of our national committees if appropriate. The findings are also shared with other members, the wider shipping industry, and relevant government bodies through publication in the Nautilus Telegraph or in separate reports.

In addition, we sometimes give members the opportunity to take part in maritime surveys run by external research bodies – particularly when those surveys are organised by Nautilus members.

To speak to Nautilus about collaborating on a survey, please contact the Communications department at telegraph@nautilusint.org.

Latest surveys

Crew repatriaton survey

Nautilus is seeking input into its research on seafarers' experiences of crew change. As part of the Union's efforts to alleviate the global crew change crisis, Nautilus is working with the UK Government and UK Chamber of Shipping to develop solutions to assist seafarers who need repatriation.
 
  • Please take this short Crew Change survey, so that we have up to date information on the numbers of seafarers that are affected and the ports which are most affected. 

Maritime training

Nautilus Council member Ross Cleland is collecting data for his university thesis, which is centred around improving the effectiveness of maritime training for the modern age. Ross is in the final stage of completing a degree in Sustainable Maritime Operations with Plymouth University in conjunction with the Maritime Learning Alliance.

  • please take five minutes to complete the confidential Google docs survey. No personal data will be collected.

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