Day of the seafarer 2021

The Day of the Seafarer, held on 25 June every year, draws global attention to the contribution that seafarers make to world trade. As the world slowly moves through the pandemic, it is more important than ever not only to acknowledge the efforts that seafarers have made to keeping the supply chain open despite extremely challenging conditions, but also to ensure that the future being built is one that is fair to them.

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New elected President of EMPA

At the virtual meeting of the EMPA on May 20. 2021 Captain Erik Dalege was elected as the new President of EMPA.

He succeeds Captain Stein Inge Dahn, who successfully led the association between 2009 and 2021.

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55th General Meeting EMPA

This meeting was organised digitally as a result of the current measures, as everyone knows it is not yet possible to organise this meeting physically. We hope that next year we can be together again to share our knowledge and friendship.

This year General meeting was dominated by the elections for a new President and 4 member of the board of directors.

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CEF Campaign RFF Statement

On 9 February, the European Parliament endorsed the agreement on the Proposal for a Regulation establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). With a budget of EUR 672.5 billion, the RRF is the EU’s main instrument to recover from the crisis caused by COVID-19.

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COVID-19 - Pilotage

This overview provides the latest information on protocols and guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. It is extremely important to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, therefore this page is updated regularly. EMPA advises all European Pilots to follow the development of this outbreak closely and to adhere to recommendations issued by the WHO, IMO, national and local health authorities.

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Industry Call - Crew Change

Ahead of a meeting between governments in London this week, several partners in the maritime industry are calling on all ships when in port to sound their horns at 12.00 local time on Wednesday 8th July to remind governments of the ongoing crew change crisis.

EMPA strongly supports this action and therefore we would like to encourage our members to respond to this request, provided it is safe to do so and in compliance with local regulations.

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1000 combinations around

Registered Pilot Scheldemonden Arie Palmers already wrote his third article about improperly secured pilot ladders. Arie Palmers has been actively involved in the safety of pilot ladders for some time now.

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