Crescent River Port Pilots brave the unforgiving Mississippi and take extraordinary risk to get the job done.  Pilots are highly skilled mariners trained to face the unpredictable elements of the river and are experienced at safely navigating thousands of vessels that enter the port of New Orleans each year. Pilots carry the responsibility for the lives of the crew, passengers, and the citizens of Louisiana as they make navigational decisions. This is a responsibility they don't take lightly. We invite you to view an authentic and rare look into a day in the life of a pilot on the Mississippi River.  “We are the Crescent River Port Pilots”