The Gulf Coast and the mouth of the Mississippi are two of our most precious resources. They're also two of our most fragile resources. One oil spill is all it takes. Our environment would be irreparably damaged, and our economy would take decades to recover. The Associated Branch Pilots protect our environment by ensuring the safe and efficient movement of goods through our waterways.
The Bar Pilots are guardians of the environment of the Gulf Coast. Through our work, we prevent major damage that could come to our waterways through oil and chemical spills or other catastrophic damage that could cause irreparable harm to the ecosystem, affecting the way of life of millions.