Our members can be found on all sorts of sea-going vessels – from car carriers and containerships, to cruiseships, dredging and hydraulic engineering, ferries and general cargo ships.
Depending on the vessel type, the personnel most likely to be Nautilus members are shipmasters, chief engineers and other deck and engineering officers (navigation, engineering and electrotechnical).
On cruiseships and ferries these crew can also include senior hotel and onboard services staff, medical staff and specialist personnel such as safety, security, environmental and ventilation officers. Sometimes a vessel's ratings are also members if Nautilus has a 'single union' agreement with the company.
Where other unions do not organise, Nautilus will accept ratings as members.
Nautilus members can be found on car carriers worldwide, including many vessels in European ports.
Worldwide, there is a good chance of finding a Nautilus member onboard a containership.
On cruiseships, it's common to find concentrations of British or Dutch officers.
Dredging and hydraulic engineering
Dredging is perhaps the best-known type of hydraulic engineering; but's there's so much more.
Skilled British and Dutch seafarers are much sought-after in this competitive sector.
The 'general cargo' category covers bulk carriers and coasters. Members tend to operate in Europe.
The civilian-manned Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) provides support to Royal Navy Ships worldwide.
Nautilus members do not all work on vessels transporting freight or passengers.
Tankers can carry oil, chemicals or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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.
The offshore industry covers oil and gas extraction and renewables, such as wind turbines.