Onboard Maritime was launched in January 2020 by its founder, Angus Ferguson.
The aim is a simple one, to make quality learning accessible to maritime professionals, no matter where they live or work in the world.
This is achieved by taking advantage of ever improving digital technologies, creating effective and engaging courses and providing excellent support to our increasing portfolio of clients.
Angus leads the team of associates which combines current seagoing practice with academic experience and digital course creation expertise. He gained his Master Mariner Certificate of Competency, before moving into maritime education. In 2019, the second edition of ‘Seamanship Notes’ was published, a popular study guide written by Angus to help students studying towards their MCA professional exams.
Onboard Maritime was established as a result of the work Angus has done in the area of digital education. There are presently inefficiencies in the current training programmes and seafarers who live away from a maritime college face additional challenges in terms of committing the time and expense of attending a course in a physical location.
Digital education programmes can result in cost savings for both organisations and students and increase accessibility and opportunities.