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Alison is one of the world’s largest free learning platforms for education and skills training. It is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to making it possible for anyone, to study anything, anywhere, at any time, for free online, at any subject level. Through our mission we are a catalyst for positive social change, creating opportunity, prosperity, and equality for everyone.


Our journey at ADU began with the development and the strengthening of relationships of those involved in the maritime industry and the learning institutions connected to the profession. In partnership with many stakeholders across schools worldwide, including Singapore Maritime Academy, South Tyneside College and Maine Maritime Academy.


With complex schedules prohibiting access to traditional classroom-based courses, today’s maritime employees require a more flexible medium on which to pursue further education and skills training. Mariner Skills’s courses are run on American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) approved learning platform which provides sea-going and shoreside personnel alike with the ability to take courses when convenient and at a pace that accommodates their schedules.