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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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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.

Aileen Van Raemdonck appointed as secretary general of EMPA

The Board of Directors of EMPA, The European Maritime Pilots' Association, has appointed Ms. Aileen Van Raemdonck as the Association's new Secretary General.

Latest issue Navigator: Piloting

The latest issue of the Nautical instute what is piloting all about. EMPA is pleased to represent 24 associations performing this wonderfull profession. Click on the link below to download and read the full magazine

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