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Signaller and Slinger Courses

Basic qualifications in cargo handling, which everyone in logistics must know.

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Maritime & Port Career

Our online courses are tailored to the practical needs of the modern maritime industry.
They are especially useful to seafarers who aspire to advance their career ashore, in consultancy firms, ports, or elsewhere.

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Online Evaluation

We provide equal opportunities to all. Our Multiple Response Test System promotes fair and accurate evaluation of every student.

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Free Courses

Is online education something you are keen to invest your time and money in? Enrol in one of our free courses to find out.

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Welcome to Maritime Academy

Maritime Academy Online (MAO) offers a wide variety of courses covering all aspects and sectors of the maritime industry. Only the leading and experienced professors, practitioners, and tutors teach our courses. We make sure that all courses comply with our stringent requirements before they become available.

Most schools and universities focus on theories and abstract ideas.  MAO has a different approach to the courses it offers. Our courses are tailored to the industry‚Äôs real needs, and not just theoretical knowledge that you will only use in a classroom. In fact, once you complete any of our courses, you will be able to successfully apply it in practice, as well as further your career and confidence in your workplace.
Since all of our professors and tutors work in the field, you can rest assured that our courses are always up to date, and are constantly re-evaluated and adjusted to meet the demands of the ever-changing maritime industry.

MAO will assist you in gaining the necessary knowledge and expertise in order for you to change or advance your career. We cooperate with some of the leading recruitment agencies, which, subject to your approval, will keep your profile on file. The possibilities are limitless.

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Our fellow Tutors

Sergejs Sostaks

Tutor and Director of Maritime Academy Online

More than 14 years of experience working in the port with general cargoes, Ro-Ro and Bulk cargoes. He is now the Head of Operations in Riga Fertilizer Terminal LLC and supervises loading and unloading operations on all levels. He is also heavily involved in port's staff training.

Michael Stern


Michael is a partner with a New York admiralty law firm and a seasoned litigator with 25 years of legal experience. He maintains an active litigation and arbitration practice before federal, state and international courts and arbitral bodies. He has been an adjunct professor within the International Trade and Marketing Department of the Fashion Institute of Technology and has instructed courses in International Business Law and Import/Export Regulations.

Bilal Ahmad

B.A, LL.B (PK), LL.M (Maritime Law, Lund University, Sweden)

Manager Marine (MIBS), Senior Advocate High Court (PK)

Nipun Chatrath


An ardent sailor and a techie, Nipun Chatrath has voyaged on a number of oil, chemical, and product tankers as a marine engineer officer. He has an eye for detail and enjoys troubleshooting. He also has an avid interest in energy management and LNG trade. As an experienced mariner, he likes to bring the best out of people around him and enjoys teaching.

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2018-07-04 14:28:22

Extreme Sea Levels Predicted to Increase

BY MAREX 2018-07-03 22:56:26 A new study has predicted that future global warming will lead to an increase in extreme sea levels, with consequent flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations. Extreme sea levels occur through a combination of high tides and extreme weather events, which can generate storm surges and high wind waves. These phenomena are exacerbated by progressive rises in mean sea level and predicted increases in tropical cyclone activity. ...