This overview provides the latest information on protocols and guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. It is extremely important to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, therefore this page is updated regularly. EMPA advises all European Pilots to follow the development of this outbreak closely and to adhere to recommendations issued by the WHO, IMO, national and local health authorities.
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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.Read more
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Ahead of a meeting between governments in London this week, several partners in the maritime industry are calling on all ships when in port to sound their horns at 12.00 local time on Wednesday 8th July to remind governments of the ongoing crew change crisis.
EMPA strongly supports this action and therefore we would like to encourage our members to respond to this request, provided it is safe to do so and in compliance with local regulations.
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.Info / register
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