The Nautilus SRB helps members to record and calculate qualifying sea service for the purpose of certification, and is used by examiners when evaluating sea service. Nautilus has worked closely with the MCA in developing this facility for yachting members.
Superyacht crew can still present their proof of seatime using ordinary testimonials, but the Nautilus SRB will ensure their application for a Notice of Eligibility (NOE) can be dealt with quickly. Those seafarers using individual testimonials are likely to experience delays as the MCA will need to verify these in detail.
Seafarers working onboard superyachts can become either a full member, and enjoy all the full legal protection benefits and the free SRB, or join as a 'Friend of Nautilus' during the Union‘s dedicated campaign. The Friends’ scheme entitles them to receive an SRB with unlimited verification of seatime, access to the members’ only section of our website, and to our Nautilus Plus discount scheme for only €95.00 for 12 months.
Those seafarers that want to be fully protected by the full range of Nautilus benefits - including our unrivalled industrial support, worldwide legal assistance, and certificate protection - must join as a full member, or upgrade their membership in advance of requiring these services.
The SRB is administered from the Union’s Antibes office where it has a partnership with yacht management specialist D&B Services who have full MCA recognition as a training provider for the STCW95 Basic Safety Training in Antibes.
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Marine Information Note (MIN) 543 describes the revised arrangements for verification of sea service testimonials of seafarers working in the large yacht sector. The notice formalises arrangements for delegating authority for verification of sea service to Nautilus for its members.