By Pilots, For Pilots

Maritime Pilots Institute is a membership-based organization providing world-class training, education, and services to the professional maritime pilotage community. Our seasoned instructors and researchers are committed to improving navigation, safety, and environmental impact throughout our industry.

Global Impact

Our training and research facility is known the world over. Maritime Pilots Institute has welcomed pilots and officers from 13 countries and in 2018 alone, our instructors trained 596 maritime professionals.

Custom Waterways

Maritime Pilots Institute features waterways with controllable water levels. Our facilities simulate a number of diverse configurations for an effective and dynamic training experience.

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We have found that MPI produces some of the best professional maritime training in the United States. They offer highly professional and personable instructors along with a state of the art advanced maritime training facility.

Captain Bill Cofer Former President Virginia Pilot Association