Fishermen’s News and Pacific Maritime Magazine will resume publication this spring following the purchase of the publications by San Diego-based Training Resources Limited Inc. (TRLMI).
“We are in the business of providing mariners with knowledge through education,” said Dave Abrams, chief executive officer of TRLMI. “Fishermen’s News and Pacific Maritime Magazine have been providing knowledge through current industry news for decades, so they are a natural extension of our existing business,” he said. “The titles give us the ability to provide mariners and commercial fishermen with advocacy and news about the industries we train them for.”
Peter Philips, president of Philips Publishing Group, said that he and his brother Chris are delighted that TRLMI will continue publishing the two magazines, which have been widely circulated and highly regarded industry titles on the Pacific Coast. “I can’t think of a better successor to Philips Publishing than a business involved in the education of mariners,” he said.
TRLMI is the largest privately held provider of maritime training in the Western U.S. The company’s main campus in San Diego is an 18,000 square foot facility with 14 classrooms, bridge and engine room simulators and many “hands on” training aids. The company also offers a new program for recreational mariners through “BoaterU.”
TRLMI has over 80 U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy approved courses providing certification in deck engineering, weapons and safety requirements.
More information is online at www.maritimepublishing.com.