The Institute, opened on 24 November 1988, is located along the coast of Tai Lam near the Tuen Mun Highway Bus Interchange (Tuen Mun bound) with a net area of 16,000 square meters. Tai Lam Chung, the adjacent nullah, provides good sheltered water for survival craft and rescue boat training. The campus comprises a 4-storey academic building and an open yard dedicated to seafarers’ training.

The academic building houses the following facilities:

The open yard has the following training facilities: