The IMPA Constitution requires that only National Pilot Associations can be members of IMPA and there is no provision for individual members.
Application for membership should be made to the Secretary General by letter or fax, signed by the Chairman or Secretary of your Association, and should contain the following information:
(a) Name of Organisation making the application.
(b) Name of the country to which the organisation belongs.
(c ) The number of licenced pilots who are members of the organisation making application for membership.
(e) The name or names of the licencing authorities that have issued licences to the members of the organisation.
(f) Proof that the organisation is properly constituted under the laws of the country to which it belongs.
(g) A statement agreeing to support all Resolutions adopted by IMPA.
(h) A statement agreeing to support the philosophy and principles of the IMPA Strategic Plan.
The IMPA Executive will then consider each application. On their agreement a declaration form and invoice for subscription will be issued, and on receipt of these an acceptance letter and Membership Certificate will be sent.
The Maritime Industry is global and IMPA is recognised as the only global representative of Maritime Pilots. We use the resources of our membership to promote effective safety outcomes in pilotage as an essential public service. To date IMPA represents over 8000 maritime pilots in 63 Associations across 54 countries.
IMPA has a formal voice in relevant international maritime fora. Particularly important has been its accredited consultative membership – since 1973 – at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The IMO, which is a United Nations specialised agency with over 160 member states, is the recognised authority to set international standards of ship safety and vessel-source pollution prevention and control. IMPA delegates make lasting contributions to different aspects of the work of the organisation through their continued active participation in its many committee and sub-committee meetings and working groups.
In addition, by means of bi-ennial conferences IMPA brings together pilots’ associations from around the world, enabling them to air common concerns, compare experiences and pool their expertise in order to formulate IMPA views and policies that are both convincing and practical to implement.
The IMPA Executive and Secretariat are dedicated to promoting the IMPA beliefs that:
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