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 4.500 maritime pilots from 19 European countries, including Norway, 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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2022 EMPA GM Antwerp Press release

Between the 26th and 29th of April 2022 the EMPA general meeting was held, it was a happy reunion with all colleagues. the main topics were the Climate crisis and Digitization and Cybersecurity.

The situation of our Ukrainian colleagues and other internal subjects was also discussed.


EMPA Board supporting Ukrainian Pilots

The EMPA Board of Directors has ensured their ongoing support to our colleagues in Ukraine.

The EMPA Board has expressed their deep sympathy by sending a letter to the President of the Ukrainian association of maritime pilots and by asking all EMPA Member Associations if they would be able to accommodate the families and friends of our colleagues.

Upcoming events

Friday - Saturday 13/05/2022 - 14/05/2022

56th EMPA Football Tournament Warnemunde

Our organizing German Colleagues are hopeful and are preparing to organize the 56th EMPA Football tournament.

Of course, everything remains subject to change, the Covid-19 pandemic will ultimately determine whether it will actually continue.

Let us hope for the best and stay positive.


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