Mariner Skills, LLC, an ECM Group Company, has developed a unique way to deliver online training courses to Sinogas Management Pte. Ltd., a ship management company based out of Singapore that operates gas carrier trading to the USA. Since most vessels currently only have limited access to the internet while at sea, Mariner Skills offers online courses on to encrypted flash drives/USBs. The flash drives hold multiple courses seafarers can use them on their personal computers or laptop devices for personal study. Numerous flash drives are offered to each vessel so that everyone gets to take those courses at their convenience. The encryption software used by Mariner Skills maintains the integrity and legitimacy of the course content, since most of these courses are USCG, ABS and/or Class NK approved. Once the seafarer has completed a course, he/she must then take the final assessment for the course online with internet access and after proving their identity. Upon the seafarer’s successful completion of the assessment (achieving a minimum score of 70% on the final assessment), the seafarer receives a course completion certificate from ECM. All the courses loaded on the encrypted flash drives have been selected by Sinogas as part of their training matrix for their seafarers.