San Diego, October 29, 2019 – – Training Resources Maritime Institute (TRLMI) has announced the introduction of their Small Vessel Refrigeration course, which supports the fishing industry. The course was developed to educate students on how to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair typical marine refrigeration systems.
According to Dave Abrams, CEO of TRLMI, “Not all training needs to result in a Coast Guard Certification. Sometimes we just need to pass on knowledge where there is a gap. We recognized that we could help fill a training gap for operators of fishing vessels that rely on their refrigeration systems to keep their hard work from going to waste. By giving them the knowledge of how to repair their own refrigeration systems, we hope to give vessel operators the ability to prevent their systems from failing, and to get out of a bind when they experience system problems without having to sacrifice their catch.”
Ceasar Salas, Engineering Department Head of TRLMI, adds, “When crew members are calling a repair technician from sea, the lack of understanding of how the refrigeration system works can be a real problem. Having the knowledge onboard saves time and money, and can keep people from getting hurt.”
TRLMI’s new three-day refrigeration course created for fisherman at sea covers the basic principles and theory of refrigeration for various sized systems. TRLMI experienced instructors walk the students through various refrigeration systems, step by step, giving operators and crew the ability to undertake routine maintenance, troubleshoot and fix problems. Students will get the opportunity to work on real equipment and use our refrigeration simulator. The course is offered in the evening to support the schedules of local day fisherman around San Diego, and in a three-day format to support mariners that may be traveling to attend the courses.