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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 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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Pilot dies after falling into water

On the 28th of February, around 0100, the Portuguese maritime pilot, from the Port of Lisbon, Capt. Miguel Conceição died after falling into the water while disembarking from Hong Kong-flagged MV "Singapore Express" in Cascais Bay.

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"RT @hicapted: Norway Releases Preliminary Report on Frigate Collision https://t.co/9q4HR7czH2 Lack of AIS by Navy ship prevented tanker pil…" 2 weeks ago
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"@jph_casanova @fmoncany Congratulations! Well deserved!" 2 months ago
"RT @UKPILOTS: @empapilots Registration for #EMPA2019 is now open at https://t.co/Vc5nKDVmYO https://t.co/CX9Szdah6L" 2 months ago
"RT @UKPILOTS: IMPA ladder survey, both the Android and Apple iOS App are now available from Google Play and the Apple App Store ⁦@impahq⁩ h…" 3 months ago
"Successful naming ceremony of LUCIDA. Congratulations, Dutch pilots! https://t.co/zWJKA6bhxC" 3 months ago
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"RT @pilotbroers: Underway from Waalhaven to sea (Timelapse) https://t.co/w5U4ehfSom" 5 months ago
"@aileenvr14 @empapilots "size of vessels makes pilots more essential than ever, in order to secure safe, secure and… https://t.co/FPBlGkaZSB" 6 months ago