The Louisiana River Pilots' Association (LRPA)
Made up of four river pilot associations:
- The Associated Branch Pilots
- The Crescent River Pilots' Association
- The New Orleans and Baton Rouge Port Pilots (NOBRA)
- The Lake Charles Pilots
This association serves to protect the state, its crucial waterways and maritime cargo through the safe and efficient movement of vessels. The association will also work toward furthering economic development in the maritime industry.
The LRPA is a resource for legislators, other elected officials and interested parties wanting to gather accurate information on Louisiana pilots.
These Pilots take their careers seriously and work closely with one another to complete tasks safely and efficiently. The Louisiana River Pilots' navigate the most dangerous and busiest ports in the world and have a safety record second to none worldwide.