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Educational advancement, service opportunities, and career benefits give our members the resources to succeed.

We're Dedicated to Helping Our Members and Community

Since we started in 1938, we’ve put people at the forefront of our work.

We assisted with critical supply demands during World War II, Korea, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War. We delivered care necessities to the Eastern Bloc in the 1980s, and we were one of the first responders during the 9/11 attacks. We saved passengers from the Hudson River aircraft water landing in 2009, and we continually aid coastal communities during hurricane disasters. If you want to pursue a career that directly helps those in need, look no further than the Seafarers International Union.

In addition, our organization offers the greatest maritime education at our best-in-class facility in Maryland. Even if you have little or no experience as a mariner, our educational opportunities can give you the skills you need to work at sea. We are the leaders in maritime training and apprenticeship programs.


U.S.C.G. Approved Courses

Offered at our Piney Point training facility. We also provide academic courses and a college degree program.


Campus Waterfront Acres

Give students state-of-the-art vocational training simulated in a real-life environment out at sea.


Apprenticeship Graduates

Completed the entry program and more than 2,000 students have finished their high school diploma at Piney Point.



Advanced their career at Piney Point by taking additional classes and safety courses for the deck, engine, and steward departments.

Get Started Today

Take the next step in your nautical journey.