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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, 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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Thursday - Saturday 21/05/2020 - 23/05/2020

56th EMPA Football tournament 21-23 May 2020 Ålesund (Norway)

Due to the serious outbreak of the corona virus in Europe we see no other option but to cancel the 2020 EMPA Football tournament in Ålesund. The reason behind the decision is that the Norwegian government yesterday put the strongest restriction on it’s population in peace time to reduce the explosive spreading of the coronavirus.

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