Nautilus International (formally NUMAST) is the trade union and professional organisation for maritime professionals at sea and ashore. The organisation represent 24,000 shipmasters, officers, officer trainees (cadets) and shipping industry personnel, such as ship pilots, inland navigation workers, vessel traffic services operators (similar to air traffic control), harbourmasters, seafarers in the oil and gas industry, and shore-based staff.
A few hours before Seafarers’ Day Nautilus International has called on the maritime industry to back a campaign to create decent working and living conditions for all seafarers.
IMO’s Day of the Seafarer (25th June) is an annual opportunity for the public to remember that seafarers deliver more than 90% of the goods in the supermarket and say ‘Thank You’ to seafarers. However, the Union would like the industry itself to go one step and further and ensure that all seafarers can enjoy the same standards of living and working conditions that shore-side workers enjoy.