Maritime Action was created by The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia (OMSGSA) and the Institute of International Nautical Studies in order to provide and promote education and training services for individuals, clergy and seafarers of the international community through the St.Thomas Polytechnic (Singapore).
The Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore and South Asia was founded by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in 2008. The countries under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Orthodox Metropolitanate include Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Timor, Maldives islands, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The Mission of the Orthodox Church in South Asia, is to preach the fullness of the gospel of the Kingdom of God to the peoples of South East Asia and to invite them to become members of the Orthodox Church. Saint Thomas Polytechnic is registered under the Law of Singapore as a Class 41 (Education) TM by the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Singapore & South Asia as the sole proprietor (No. 40201824654U).