FOR THE SAFETY OF LOUISIANA'S PEOPLE, ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT

NAVIGATING

THE MIGHTY

MISSISSIPPI

CRESCENT RIVER PILOTS

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WE NAVIGATE ALL FOREIGN SHIPS VISITING OUR PORT.

Highly skilled mariners take command to navigate foreign

ships on the volatile and unpredictable Mighty Mississippi.

Dangerous events are minimized on the river due to the skill,

local knowledge, experience, and precise judgment of the

Crescent Pilots.

1 IN 5

LOUISIANA JOBS

MARITIME CREATES

$750 BILLION

IMPACT

2.4 MILLION

JOBS IN NATION

WATER IS POWERFUL AND FAST, MOVING 

7.6 FEET PER SECOND.

ZERO VISIBILITY DUE TO FOG

NO ENGINE - NO POWER - NO ANCHORS 

 

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River Pilot, Captain Christopher Hoo’s expertise prevents disaster when his ship loses all power and begins floating downriver toward the river bank.

EXPLOSIVE CARGO

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The recent massive explosion on Beiruit’s waterfront involved 2700 tons of highly toxic fertilizer ammonium nitrate. Crescent Pilots regularly, and very safely transport ships with more than 30 times that amount of nitrate up and down the Mississippi River.

ARE YOU FLUENT IN OUR LANGUAGE?

WE SPEAK RIVER.

24 hours a day
7 days a week
365 days a year

2640 Ridgelake Drive
Metairie, Louisiana
70002
P: (504) 392-8001
F: (504) 392-7598
www.crescentpilots.com
stacye.leathem@crescentpilots.com

Crescent River Port Pilots’ Association

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