Welcome to IMPA

IMPA, The International Maritime Pilots’ Association, is a professional, nonprofitmaking body with a truly international outlook. It is primarily concerned with promoting professional standards of pilotage worldwide in the interests ofpilots’ safety. It seeks to fulfil this momentous task by encouraging both consultation between its members and the exchange of technical informationwith other industry partners and regulators at the local, national and international levels.

The association was formed thanks to the initiative of pilots’ associations fromthe five continents whose representatives met in Kiel, Germany in June 1970.IMPA was officially launched in Amsterdam in May 1971.

To date, it has over 8,000 members in 54 countries. IMPA seeks to achieve its principal objective – the promotion of professionally sound and safe pilotage.

Latest News.

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Speech by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General IMO

13 April 2017

70th National Assembly, FEDEPILOTI
Rome, Italy, 11th April 2017

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Latin American Pilots' Forum

03 April 2017

Buenos Aires
30th October to 3rd November 2017

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