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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

Campaign 'Safe Haven'

Our new mental health support service for members.

Visit our new support service

March 2024 - New website design arriving!!

EMPA General Meeting

The 2024 EMPA GM will be held in Antwerp from 7th – 8th May 2024 at the wonderful Havenhuis – Antwerp Port House.

Safe Practices

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.

Please download a copy.


Ladder Reporting

Non-Compliant Pilot Ladder
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