The IIMM – Promoting Safe, Efficient and Professional Conduct in Maritime Operations Worldwide

The noble aims of the Irish Institute of Master Mariners include the promotion of safe, efficient and professional conduct in the public and commercial maritime sectors in Ireland and internationally. This is achieved by consulting with the Irish Ministers for the Marine & Natural Resources and Transport, their Officials, and any other appropriate Government Departments and Bodies on current or proposed maritime legislation and policy. We also liaise with other organisations and individuals who share a common interest. The Irish Institute of Master Mariners is a member of the International Federation Of Shipmaster’s Associations (IFSMA) and the Confederation of European Shipmaster’s Associations (CESMA)

Master Mariners are defined as being in possession of an Internationally recognised Certificate of Competency, issued by the Government which is a member of the International Maritime Organization which qualifies the mariner to command an ocean-going vessel.

Benefits of Membership include: exchange of professional knowledge with like-minded professionals, notification of significant legislation affecting Irish Mariners, consultation on significant maritime policy and legislation in Ireland and the opportunity to network with fellow master mariners in social settings. If you are a qualified master mariner and would like to make a difference, please visit the Membership page to download our application form.

The Institute is governed under its Constitution and run by four elected officers and a Council. You can download the Constitution here. More information on our elected officers and national council can be found by clicking the link above.