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United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association

Supporting Pilots, Protecting Trade

About the UKMPA

The UKMPA is the professional body for Marine Pilots in the United Kingdom.

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Maersk Safety Alert 1-2021

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From the 22nd to 26th March, Port Skills and Safety are hosting a Mental Health Week to raise awareness of an ongoing problem within society. As part of this, we're asking thousands of port workers across the UK to complete this anonymous survey on how they feel and where they can turn to for help.
No identifying details beyond age and gender are required.
Thank you for taking part.
(Survey closes 18th March 2021)

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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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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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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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