Skilled British and Dutch seafarers are much sought-after in this competitive sector.

The ferries crewed by Nautilus members tend to be those operating around the UK and Netherlands; for example, in the English Channel, the North Sea, the Irish Sea, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, and around the Isle of Wight.

Collective bargaining agreements

Nautilus has collective bargaining (recognition) agreements with companies in this sector including the following:

  • Caledonian MacBrayne
  • DFDS
  • Isle of Man Steam Packet Co
  • Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster
  • Koninklijke Smals
  • Orkney Ferries (and towage)
  • P&O Ferries
  • Red Funnel
  • Seatruck Ferries
  • Serco Northlink
  • Shetland Islands Council - Inter-island Ferries
  • Stena (ferries)
  • Tideway
  • Van Oord Groep NV
  • Waterbouw sector NL Western Ferries Wightlink

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