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.

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Monday - Friday 26/11/2018 - 30/11/2018

NZMPA 4th Conference

NZMPA is hosting its fourth conference and seminar at Te Papa Tongarewa, The Museum of New Zealand this year. A 5 day event which will have a focus on professional development and the challenges for pilots in today’s world.

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