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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Registered Pilot Scheldemonden Arie Palmers wrote an article about incorrectly hanging pilot ladders. Arie Palmers has been actively involved in the safety of pilot ladders for some time.

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"RT @KotkaPilot: WINDY - right here, right now. #pilotage https://t.co/WwrU9QW4Ct" 4 weeks ago
"@PIANC1 and its members will strive to develop approaches to decarbonise port operations #NavClimate https://t.co/G7M7DbCE21" a month ago
"RT @EmmanuelMacron: L'oxygène que nous respirons ? L'océan en produit plus de la moitié. L'océan est notre poumon, un poumon qui menace auj…" a month ago
"RT @impahq: Presentation of Pilot Boat Model at IMO this morning. Mr Kitack Lim receiving the 2020 Pilots calendar #IMO #UKMPA https://t.co…" 2 months ago
"RT @Seafarers_UK: How busy are the world’s #shipping routes? 🚢🗺️ Take a look at this interactive map via https://t.co/OFbDpeJXZ4 #global…" 2 months ago
"RT @KotkaPilot: Our own Black Week campaign - Kotka Pilot exclusively offers quaranteed 47% reduction out of all sunlight. Everybody can e…" 2 months ago
"RT @EmpaGeneral: Congratulations @Feport_EU on your 25th anniversary!! Best wishes from @empapilots https://t.co/309AsG6hZi" 2 months ago
"Human experience - An important virtue for Safety at Sea! #helgeingstad https://t.co/gNPYB06gjc" 2 months ago
"RT @KotkaPilot: Our Training and Safety Manager @PasiPaldanius claimed that I am a look-alike with famous Finnish boxer Robert Helenius and…" 2 months ago