Role of Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is the Maritime Professional organisation with global credentials, which has been appointed by the HCMM to undertake the administrative, auditing and vetting functions associated with applications for Chartered Master Mariner status.

The Institute is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Its aim is to represent seafarers’ and practical maritime professionals’ views.

As a representative body, the Institute fulfils this role in many different ways. Membership is open to those of qualification and experience. Its technical committees represent professional opinion and feed back to the industry’s decision making bodies.

The Institute’s aim is ‘to provide the strongest possible professional focus, dedicated to improving standards of those involved in control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute as an international centre of nautical excellence’.

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners and the Institute jointly execute its Chartership granting functions and enjoy a very close professional relationship.

All enquiries regarding Chartership applications and processing MUST be directed to the Nautical Institute.

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