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.
Nautilus works with members, the maritime community, national governments and international agencies to create change, which improves the lives of maritime professionals. We give a voice to maritime professionals from the very beginning of their training, throughout their employment and into retirement.
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Applicability: All ships constructed on or after 01 January 2019, and which undergo repairs, alterations, modifications and outfitting within the scope of SOLAS Chapters II-2 and/or III as applicable, on or after 01 January 2019.
Leaflet to explain to those outside the maritime industry why seafarers are so vital to the UK.
PDF: A list of all the Nautilus International lawyers around the world to download or print.
Guidance for Nautilus International members on their rights as new or expectant parents.
Nautilus guidance for seafarers on their entitlement to the UK National Minimum Wage (NMW) - updated in June 2018.
Simple guide to the Seafarer's Employment Agreement (SEA's) under the Maritime Labour Convention.
A guide explaining members’ rights to decent living and working conditions at sea under the MLC.
Guidance for Nautilus International members on recognising and tackling bullying and harassment in the maritime workplace.
Advice on how to minimise the risk of developing occupational deep-vein thrombosis.
Advice on mitigating the risks of overheating when working at sea.