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Maritime Pilots Institute is a membership-based organization providing world-class training, education, and services to the professional maritime pilotage community. Our seasoned instructors and researchers are committed to improving navigation, safety, and environmental impact throughout our industry.
Our training and research facility is known the world over. Maritime Pilots Institute has welcomed pilots and officers from 13 countries and in 2018 alone, our instructors trained 596 maritime professionals.
Maritime Pilots Institute features waterways with controllable water levels. Our facilities simulate a number of diverse configurations for an effective and dynamic training experience.
"We have found that MPI produces some of the best professional maritime training in the United States. They offer highly professional and personable instructors along with a state of the art advanced maritime training facility."
CAPTAIN BILL COFER
Virginia Pilot Association
401 N New Hampshire Street
Covington LA 70433
Mon to Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
82565 Five Lakes Road
Bush LA 70431
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The Maritime Pilots Institute is the premier training facility for River Pilots employing a mix of virtual and real world facilities. Located in Covington Louisiana, we are 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans while offering the safety and amenities of small town life.
The training presents a balance between simulated locations with a variety of environmental conditions and manned scale models of cargo ships in a series of lakes with docking and currents and live factors such as wind and weather.