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United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association

Supporting Pilots - Protecting Trade

The UKMPA represents approximately 500 highly skilled UK Maritime Pilots.

Their role is to safely navigate ships in and out of the United Kingdom’s waterways and ports.

This undertaking is critical to protecting the country’s infrastructure and environment from damage and pollution, whilst ensuring the safe and efficient movement of 95% (by volume) of the UK imports and exports .

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News & Updates:

The transfer of a Pilot between pilot boat and ship presents significant risks that need to be carefully
managed. This Code gives guidance to improve the control of these risks.

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Coronavirus – See advice

During the Coronavirus pandemic pilots are considered Essential/Frontline/Key-worker Workers. For the latest advice view our Coronavirus page.

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