Welcome to EMPA pilots

EMPA is a professional, non-profit organization, created in Antwerp in 1963 by pilots of what was then called the European Community.

Nowadays EMPA represents about 5.000 maritime pilots from 25 European countries, including Norway, Russia, Croatia, Turkey and Ukraine, regrouping member countries' associations of maritime pilots from the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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Publication The EU SEAPORTS Regulation

Over the past two years, Prof. Dr. Eric Van Hooydonk spent a huge amount of time writing a manual about the European Seaports Regulation (an English-language hardcover of about 1350 pages).

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"RT @hicapted: Forth Pilots must be a crack team of pros, good on them for accomplishing this job. So little recognition for the training an…" 3 weeks ago
"RT @Transport_EU: Strategic investment in transport infrastructure fosters jobs & growth in Europe. @MFF4Transport is a campaign of 40+ tra…" 3 weeks ago
"RT @Gardjola: Boarding boots required! #pilotage port of #marsaxlokk https://t.co/V0Za4Arf0b" 3 weeks ago
"RT @LKB_FEPORT: Congratulations to @jph_casanova for receiving the insignia of the National Merit ! Fully deserved and source of pride for…" 3 weeks ago
"RT @IFSMA: LNG carrier and VLCC in collision off Fujairah https://t.co/ZqaFw6KZCc" 4 weeks ago
"Commit to safe navigation! https://t.co/epEYQYwXnf" 2 months ago
"Bravo, Brabo! 👏👏 @BraboCvba https://t.co/RXgcQsnJx8" 3 months ago
"In grateful appreciation to European tugs and their crew, for invaluable assistance and excellent seamanship skills… https://t.co/rlHfKRbJuO" 3 months ago
"RT @Gardjola: Crew member hurt as tug boat's towing line splits https://t.co/Uq4PAUEobp" 3 months ago
"RT @PilotHarbour: Pilot and master bridge wing berthing Maersk Hamburg , Noatum Terminal Valencia port. https://t.co/uz5w7XJs4s https://t.c…" 3 months ago