News from our Members and Partners

12 July 2019

The Nautical Institute signs MoU with IMO Technical Cooperation Division

The Nautical Institute (NI) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the NI will support the IMO in helping developing countries to meet international maritime standards.

The NI has agreed to lend its expertise in professional development as part of the IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) which seeks to build the capacity of Member States in complying with maritime safety, security and marine environment protection laws and standards.

NI signs MoU with IMO Technical Cooperation DivisionActivities undertaken as part of the ITCP may include: seminars, workshops and training courses, needs assessment advisory missions, mentoring, twinning, secondment and exchange programmes, as well as professional leadership development.

Captain John Lloyd, chief executive of the NI, said:

“We are delighted to offer our support to the IMO’s ITCP. We are passionate believers in the value of professional development and its role in helping to make the maritime community a better and safer place in which to work. Our worldwide network of branches means the NI is ideally placed to support the work of the ITCP at the local level, particularly through the provision of volunteer experts.”

As a not-for-profit professional body the NI has a long history of supporting partnerships that promote professional development, transfer of skills and knowledge and is an active participant at the IMO.  



The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships. They provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. w:

Member Highlight

Marine Data Systems Limited

Marine Data: Specialises in design, manufacture and testing of marine navigation/control systems and provides products and tailored solutions for the global marine industry. 

Read more