Representing NZ Pilots Overseas

IMPA Congress

NZMPA President Paul James and Vice President Matt Conyers recently attended the 26th IMPA Congress in Rotterdam between 21st and 26th April on behalf of NZMPA members. Their remit was to forge ties with other associations and promote the industry leading work being undertaken by NZ pilots and other NZ stakeholders. The Congress featured a…

Read More

Pacific Islands Maritime Pilots Conference and Workshop

Location: Tokatoka Resort, Nadi, Fiji Date: February 26th – 28th The Pacific Islands Maritime Pilots conference/workshop will be the first of its kind and will be held in Nadi, Fiji between February 26-28. The event will run concurrently with the South West Pacific Hydrographic Commission Conference in Nadi. Delegates will come from Papua New Guinea, the…

Read More

Progress report on pilot ladder reform


You may recall that we reported in our June 2023 NZ Pilot Magazine on the progress that has been made at IMO to address the issues surrounding pilot ladders (see article “Baby Steps”). To recap, in November 2022 at the 106th meeting of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 106), it was agreed that there was a…

Read More

Are you ready for the IMPA Safety Campaign/Survey 2023?

When: 1 – 15 October 2023  What: Report compliant and non-compliant boarding arrangements experienced during the survey period. We encourage every maritime pilot to report on their experiences during at least one period of duty during the survey period. All reports are treated anonymously and are used only for the purpose of improving maritime safety.  How: The IMPA…

Read More