On Monday 10 June, a fatal accident happened in the port of Ancona, when a mooring line broke and struck a shipping agent.Read more
EMPA and ETA worked intensively together on the new guidelines in the past and have now jointly released an animation video that perfectly complements the existing 2015 guidelines.
Capt Erik Dalege Peter Lightfoot
New EMPA Board membersRead more
The European Maritime Pilots’ Association (EMPA) is pleased that it maintains strong ties and fruitful cooperation with other maritime stakeholders. It is with great pleasure that we welcome the new European Tugowners’ Association (ETA) – EMPA Guidelines
Flushing Team the 2019 European Champion and winner of the tournament
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Danilo Toninelli made a clear statement at the National Assembly of Fedepiloti: “We stand by the pilots and we will support you, recognising your extraordinary skills" as he emphasised: “It is legitimate that there is competition between shipowners, but competition must not limit security".
Over the past two years, Prof. Dr. Eric Van Hooydonk spent a huge amount of time writing a manual about the European Seaports Regulation (an English-language hardcover of about 1350 pages).
EMPA is proud to announce that one of our member associations, CVBA Brabo, the Antwerp Harbour Pilots and Boatmen, are making innovation a reality by investing in their first electric workboat.
(Photo: source: RTV Dordrecht)Read more
EMPA is proud to announce their support to this adoption by the European Transport Committee
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.Read more