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Training Resources Ltd Inc and Maritime Institute Inc. merged in June 2018. Please visit Training Resources Maritime Institute (TRLMI) section

training resources ltd trl Training Resources Ltd (TRL) is dedicated to providing professional training to meet the needs of mariners and professionals from various other related fields. Founded in 1998, TRL is a privately held company. TRL has established a reputation in the maritime industry as a leader in providing marine safety training and professional consulting services to various commercial enterprises and the Military Sealift Command, the largest operator of civilian manned logistic support vessels for the US Navy.

Located in San Diego, California, TRL is affiliated with the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific and offers a full range of instructor-led classes covering STCW Training, Professional Mariner Training and Explosive Safety Training. The training programs are approved by the Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command.

Training Programs



Deck Courses

  • Able Seafarer - Deck (AS-D) (40 hours)
  • Able Seaman (AB) (40 hours)
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) (32 hours)
  • Basic Training (BT) (40 hours)
  • Basic First Aid, CPR, and AED (only) (8 hours)
  • Basic Firefighting (only) (16 hours)
  • Personal Survival (only) (12 hours)
  • Personal Safety/ Social Responsibilities (only) (4 hours)
  • Basic Training Refresher (BTR) (3 days)
  • Basic Training Revalidation (BTRV) (2 days)
  • Bridge Resource Management (BRM) (32 hours)
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) (40 hours)
  • Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) (80 hours )
  • Leadership and Managerial Skills (4 Days)
  • Leadership and Teamworking Skills (8 hours)
  • Medical First Aid Provider (MFP) (6 hours)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) (30 hours)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) Refresher (2 days)
  • Radar Observer, Recertification (8 hours)
  • Radar Observer, Refresher (24 hours)
  • Radar Observer, Unlimited (40 hours)
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch Assessments (RFPNW) (16 hours)
  • Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids (40 hours)
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (8 hours)
  • Vessel Security Officer (VSO) (6 hours)
  • Visual Communications (Flashing Light) (2 hours)

Engineering Courses

  • Engine Resource Management (ERM) (4 days)
  • Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment(MEECE) (40 hours)
  • QMED Electrician / Refrigerating Engineer (120 hours)
  • QMED Fireman / Oiler / Watertender (160 hours)
  • QMED Junior Engineer (280 hours)
  • QMED - Pumpman / Machinist  (240 hours)
  • Rating Forming Part of a Engineering Watch Assessments (RFPEW) (40 hours)

MSC Required Training for Contract Operated Vessels

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense (16 hours)
  • Shipboard Damage Control (8 hours)
  • Helicopter Fire Fighting (4 hours)
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) Environmental Protection Training (4 hours)
  • MSC Security Watch-Basic (16 hours)
  • MSC Security Watch-Advanced (8 hours)
  • Ship’s Reaction Force Training (4 hours)
  • Military Sealift Command Readiness Refresher (24 hours)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) (4 hours)

Additional Courses and Exams

  • EPA Universal Endorsement Exam (EPA 608)
  • GMDSS Element Exams (1, 3, 7, 8, or 9)  

Training Resources Ltd Inc and Maritime Institute Inc. merged in June 2018. Please visit Training Resources Maritime Institute (TRLMI) section

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