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Launching of E-Migrate system for seafarers.Click Here

Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions regarding sanctions against Democratic People's Republic of Korea-reg.Click Here

M/s. Varun Shipping and all its subsidiary companies – Dereliction of duties/responsibilitiesMUI communicates with Directorate General of Shipping.Click Here

DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF SHIPPING PROVIDES CLARIFICATION - It is not mandatory for Engineers and Electro Technical Officers to appear for High Voltage Course. Click Here

The The Maritime Union of India (MUI) jointly with the NUSI ( National Union of Seafarers of India ) (NUSI) felicitated Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Member of Parliament for giving the benefit of tax relaxation to our Seafarers fulfilling NRI Status. Click Here

Shah Ahmad Ghazali Stranded in Turkey Click Here

Calcutta High Court Judgement for Seafarers Click Here

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Members Benefits

As members of the Union seafarers enjoy a host of benefits by virtue of the various affiliations and facilities provided by MUI

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MUI's constant efforts to standardise agreements resulted in agreements with INSA, ITF & IBF and Others.

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Oceanite Magazine

In 1944 the Union received sanction from the Central Government to publish a Bulletin resulting in the birth of 'Oceanite'

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The Maritime Union of India

  • The Maritime Union of India (MUI) established on 3rd Dec. 1939, the only union representing Indian Merchant Navy officers has had an eventful and glorious past, since it’s inception in 1939, with both British and Indian Merchant Navy officers as it’s members in the in the initial years. It continues to cater to the needs of it’s members.

The Merchant Navy Officers’ Welfare Fund

  • The Merchant Navy Officers’ Welfare Fund (MNOWF) was established in 1972 Registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1952 to extend Medical Support toMerchant Navy Officers’ and their families.

The Maritime Floating Staff Welfare Trust

  • The Maritime Floating Staff Welfare Trust was established on February 12, 1993. The Trust is registered with the Charity Commissioner, Mumbai under Charitable Trust Act 1950.


With the increasing number of professionals entering the maritime industry, it is important that there is an organization which protects and educates the rights of maritime professionals no matter where they are. Each country has its own maritime union or an organization which helps the seafarers with several important activities. In this article we will have a look at an organization – the maritime union of India and how this organization helps the seafarers of the country.


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