The offshore industry covers oil and gas extraction and renewables, such as wind turbines.
A seafarer's involvement in this work is usually as a crew member on a support vessel or an emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) – also known as a standby vessel.
Seafarers may also work on vessels employed in undersea cable-laying, dive support, construction support and anchor handling. Nautilus members are employed in this sector all around the world, but there is a strong concentration of members in the North Sea.
The most likely personnel to be members of the Union in the offshore sector are shipmasters and ship's officers (navigation, engineering and electrotechnical). Other members include ratings and offshore specialists such as dynamic positioning (DP) operators, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operators and cable engineers.
Collective bargaining agreements
Nautilus has collective bargaining (recognition) agreements with companies in this sector including the following:
- Acergy/Subsea 7
- Atlas Professionals/Bibby Marine Services (windfarm)
- Deep Ocean (formerly Trico)
- Fletcher Shipping
- Gulf Offshore
- Ocean Supply
- PG Tankers
- SBS Marine
- Seacor (Boston Putford Offshore)
- Seahorse (Sealion)
- V Ships (for BP vessels and the DSVs that V Ships crew)
- Vroon (Deeside Crewing)