Our impartial advice and guidance service helps thousands of seafarers each year, it's quality recognised by being Matrix accredited. 


The Marine Society offers tailored learning programmes that help seafarers improve their education - and take the next crucial step in their professional development. We focus exclusively on those who work at sea, providing distance learning suitable for those away from home.

Through better education we can help seafarers get to where they want to be.

We are  direct providers of some education programmes and we also partner with selected education and training providers to deliver seafarer-focused opportunities for quality-assured personal and professional development.

As an examination centre we enter seafarers for public and professional examinations and manage them at sea.





We offer financial assistance through scholarship schemes and interest free loans, to help seafarers improve their education and take the next crucial step in their professional development. 


Our crew library supplies 120,000 books to ships throughout the world offering readers entertainment and the chance to escape with a good book. 

We supports hundreds of vessels globally and our titles are tailored to suit all readers, helping to promote crew well-being and contributes to a corporate safety strategy by providing the means to relax at sea.

It also helps ship operators to meet their commitments under the Maritime Labour Convention.

Our bookshop offers a range of titles and formats at competitive prices to seafarers and maritime sector bodies that serve seafarers and any surplus funds generated goes to support seafarers

Supporting seafarers is our strength

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Patron: HM The Queen
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