Swedish-based maritime digital training marketplace Seably reports that it has acquired WellAtSea, a health and technology business headquartered in Denmark and focused on supporting seafarer welfare.
Founded in 2017, WellAtSea’s operational base is in Manila, and it currently employs 27 people. The company has to date partnered with ship owners on more than 450 vessels globally, helping more than 17,000 seafarers.
Both companies will retain separate branding and independent operations after the acquisition, whilst benefiting from shared access to Seably’s back-end support and investment after the Manilla office is integrated into the Seably network.
“I am excited by this acquisition and the opportunities it brings, as both organisations, Seably and WellAtSea, recognise the importance of wellbeing and physical health for seafarers,” said Andrea Lodolo, CEO of Seably.
“This investment in WellAtSea is the beginning of Seably’s journey of growth as it expands its SaaS product range. By combining the two companies, the opportunities are boundless.”
Seably was launched by The Swedish Shipowners’ Association in September 2020, providing an online marketplace offering educational content for the maritime industry, delivered online or offline via an app, PC or mobile device. Material is presented in various learning styles, including 3D and video, and the system uses iris recognition for STCW-approved courses to avoid fraud.