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 19 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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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.

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.

Upcoming events

Sunday - Thursday 25/07/2021 - 26/08/2021

Kayak for Charity In Aid of Inspire Foundation​

Dorian and Albert, the duo known as ‘Kayak for Charity‘, will be paddling by kayak from Malta to Sicily, circumnavigating Sicily and paddling back to our islands. The distance for this paddle is approximately 554.47 Nautical Miles (1026.88 km). The entire journey will take between 20 to 25 days, all depending on the weather conditions.

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