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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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UKMPA Announces New Chairman

Captain Hywel Pugh has been appointed Chairman of the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots Association (UKMPA)

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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Small Ports UK

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Pilots' Mental Health & Wellbeing

Pilots face unique working conditions which can put them under a lot of stress.
KVH Videotel are offering free access to their training package.

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Kevin Vallance receives the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service

December 2020
Huge congratulations to maritime pilot Kevin Vallance who has been awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for services to maritime …

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