The Maritime Pilots Institute is a Louisiana-based non-profit training and research facility created to support Pilot professional development and customer service. The facility brings Pilots and Ship’s Officers from around the world together to train in challenging programs. MPI’s unique maritime 360 degree dome-design ship simulator and new manned model training facility provides the finest tools for advanced ship handling training and education.
MPI uses current Pilots, retired Pilots and other maritime professionals for course development and instruction, providing for education that truly meets the needs of Pilots as they improve their level of service.
Unique to MPI are a number of specialized joint training programs, including Pilot-Master shiphandling/safety training and Pilot-Tug Master programs for tractor tug operations. The Pilot-owners of MPI, and their valued shipping customers, are working together to respond to the technical and regulatory requirements facing safety of navigation and improved service delivery in Pilotage.