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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ICS Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations, Fifth Edition

16 June 2021

A special thank you to our members from Australia, France...

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LIST OF MEMBER STATES AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS THAT HAVE DESIGNATED SEAFARERS AS KEY WORKERS

08 April 2021

IMOLIST OF MEMBER STATES...

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