To provide professional and recreational mariners with high quality, affordable, practical training in all subjects related to vessel operations, while meeting or exceeding US Coast Guard standards for training where applicable, and delivering the knowledge mariners need to be safe out on the water.
Training Resources Limited was founded in 1998 by Capt. Ray Addicott (USN Ret) and LCDR Ray Gillip (USN Ret) to provide superior maritime training for civilian and military mariners. The company was incorporated in 2001 as Training Resources Limited, a Nevada Corporation (“TRL”). Through the years, TRL grew to become one of the largest maritime training centers on the West Coast, and invested heavily in training equipment, instructors and facilities to provide superior, realistic maritime training. The backbone of the training program is a significant investment in simulation equipment, including a Full Bridge simulator, engine room simulator, high voltage simulator, fire fighting simulator, ARPA/ECDIS simulators, small weapons simulation and a full scale life boat demonstrator. In 2017, the company moved to a new, state-of-the-art, 18,000 square foot training facility that includes 15 classrooms dedicated to subjects in deck, engineering, small arms and life/safety curriculum.
Maritime Institute was founded in 1976 and grew to become the go-to center for Captain’s License certification in California, though the company offered a wide variety of courses for mariners of all backgrounds. Maritime Institute instructors became renowned in U.S. Navy special warfare circles for their superior training programs for small vessel operators, a key training need for Small Boat Teams, SEALS, and other special operations personnel. The company partnered with International Yacht Training (IYT) to provide Master of Yachts certification for those seeking to charter vessels outside of the United States. In addition to it’s San Diego training facilities and classroom in Alameda, California, the company provided exportable training in remote locations throughout California.
In 2018, Training Resources acquired Maritime Institute and merged the organizations together. Today, Training Resources Limited Maritime Institute (“TRLMI”) offers over 80 U.S. Coast Guard approved courses in San Diego and Alameda and continues to provide exportable training throughout California and select East Coast locations. Our customers include Government organizations such as the U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command and NOAA; Civilian ship operators such as Maersk Shipping, Disney Cruise Lines, and Foss Maritime; Merchant Mariner Unions such as Sailor’s Union of the Pacific (SUP) and Marine Fireman’s Union (MFOW), and thousands of independent mariners each year. The company provides training to over 4000 mariners annually, in topics that cover every aspect of shipboard safety and operation.
Our crew cares about the success of our students. Our instructors each have decades of experience on the water in military and/or civilian mariner roles, and thoroughly enjoy passing along their knowledge to others. We exist to provide training, not just pass exams, but to ensure our students have the knowledge and skills they need to do their jobs.