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 4.500 maritime pilots from 18 European Union member countries, and 6 neighbouring countries: Georgia, Montenegro, Norway, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. 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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Friday - Saturday 13/05/2022 - 14/05/2022

56th EMPA Football Tournament Warnemunde

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.


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"RT @UKPILOTS: In support of @impahq Safety Campaign, your support and participation is essential to achieve our common goal - improving saf…" 2 months ago
"RT @impahq: Thank you for participating in the Safety Survey 2022! To submit a report, go to https://t.co/iJpX7eYoNZ and log in with your e…" 2 months ago
"RT @EuroTugs: ETA, together with @empapilots won the #ITSAwards2022 Safety Award for our Guidelines for Efficient and Safe #Harbour Operati…" 2 months ago
"RT @impahq: The IMPA Safety Survey 2022 is just a few days away! You can submit your reports from 1st to 15th October here➡️https://t.co/nh…" 2 months ago
"RT @praticagemdobr: Em operações de rebocagem, é fundamental a clareza da comunicação entre comandante, prático e mestres de rebocadores. C…" 3 months ago
"RT @IMOHQ: "Pilots have always been vital to ensuring safety of navigation in key ports and shipping lanes globally. You are also crucial i…" 6 months ago
"RT @impahq: Capt. Simon Pelletier, IMPA President and Mr Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary General at the 25th IMPA Congress in Cancun! https://t.c…" 6 months ago
"RT @PilociMorscy: Wiceprzewodniczący #PSPM pilot Mirosław Drozd reprezentuje polskich pilotów morskich na 56. @empapilots General Meeting…" 7 months ago
"RT @ADarmanin: It was a great pleasure to be at the @empapilots 56th Annual Meeting. Thank you for inviting me as @EuroTugs It is always a…" 7 months ago