Training Resources Ltd. merging with Maritime Institute of San Diego

(SAN DIEGO) — Training Resources Ltd. Inc. (TRL) has announced that the operations of Maritime Institute Inc. of San Diego will be merged into TRL’s San Diego facilities.

“Combining Maritime Institute’s great team with TRL’s world-class facilities will allow us to serve the certified U.S. Coast Guard training needs for all professional mariners," said Dave Abrams, CEO of TRL. "Maritime Institute has a stellar reputation for taking care of their students and because of that they were a great fit for our culture, and their courses fill a void in our offerings for lower tonnage ratings.”

“We are very proud to be joining forces with TRL," said H.G. “Rags” Laragione, president of Maritime Institute. "Their facilities and instructors are first class. The combined operations will become one of the largest maritime training programs in the United States, and our teams are very excited to be working together. With TRL’s facilities, Maritime Institute will be able to significantly expand its course selection to serve both professional and recreational mariners.”

Abrams, who recently acquired 50 percent of TRL, will be chief executive officer of the combined operations. Laragione will continue to support the businesses in a consulting capacity.

TRL has over 50 approved Coast Guard courses to provide certifications in deck, engineering and safety requirements. For more information, visit

By Professional Mariner Staff