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Martin International Inc., founded in 1982 by Commander Walter Martin, is committed to providing the highest quality U.S.C.G. training to mariners, seeking United States Coast Guard licenses and documents. Our expertise as a training organization enables us to work closely with the offshore industry in compliance with federal regulations. Our experienced staff take pride in ensuring that the mariner receives the appropriate Maritime License for his/ her offshore career. We offer courteous and professional service to all.

Martin International will maintain the highest standards of excellence in our training courses and services.

Martin International intends to continue to grow and to assist the offshore industry with any training of educational needs.  We also intend to continually improve our service and our training courses, as well as initiate new courses that are vital to offshore personnel.


In January 1998, Martin International completed construction on its new training facility in Laplace, Louisiana.  This new site was selected because:

  • It’s located at the intersection of I-10 and I-55 Interstate highways.
  • It’s located immediately adjacent to both the Quality Inn and the Days Inn, which provide accommodations for the majority of our students.  We have negotiated very reasonable rates for our students.
  • New Orleans International Airport via Interstate 10, is a short 20 minutes away.
  • It’s conveniently located near several service stations and truck stops.
  • It’s located near several restaurants, including full-service and fast-food.

Our building was designed from ground up as a multi-purpose maritime training facility. In addition to ample reception/office/work spaces, we have five classrooms for 20+ students each, two of which can be opened-up to make a much larger meeting space.  In 2005, we purchased an adjacent 4,000 square foot building for future classroom expansion.


Martin International is a proprietary school licensed by the State of Louisiana to offer maritime education and training. We have associate memberships in the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and the Offshore Marine Service Association. Our course curriculum includes document/license courses for Able Seaman/Lifeboatman, OIM, Barge Supervisor and Ballast Control Operator.  Our curriculum presently offers the following services and U.S. Coast Guard Approved Courses:

  • Approved Stability and Ballast Control for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (Surface & Bottom Bearing Units)
  • Stability and Ballast Control for Surface and Passive Units
  • Stability & Ballast Control for Surface & Active Units
  • Stability & Ballast Control for Surface & FPSO/FPSS Units
  • Offshore Installation Manager (Unrestricted, Surface Units, Bottom Bearing Units, Passive Ballast Units & Active Ballast Units
  • Barge Supervisor (Surface, Passive and Active Ballast Units)
  • Ballast Control Operator (Surface, Passive and Active Ballast Units)
  • Radar Observer (Unlimited, Inland, Rivers and Re-certifications)
  • ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids)
  • First Aid and CPR
  • OSHA 10

The U. S. Coast Guard and foreign licensing/documentation process requires more than just preparation for examinations. Martin International offers a turnkey operation for following services:

  • Evaluation and completion of Coast Guard and foreign license/document required paperwork.
  • Physical examinations performed on-site.
  • Photograph services provided on-site.
  • Hotel reservations made by Martin International.
  • Copy retention of all issued credentials and license/document files for customers.
  • Licenses and document renewal is an additional provided service.  Our "one-stop, get it done" renewal service allows the mariner to quickly renew their license and/or document with minimal inconvenience.


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