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Chairman’s Report, Spring 2014: Don Cockrill

Pilots and social responsibility This year sees the 500th anniversary of the Royal Charter of Trinity House, something which had a profound effect on maritime safety in the UK and ultimately globally, influencing
as it did standards of navigation, pilotage and other regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman’s Report December 2013: Don Cockrill

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Transition into the winter has already given many of us some severe weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman’s Report Summer 2013: Don Cockrill

You will be reading this with only a few weeks to go before the 125th UKMPA members’ conference with a full and varied programme including a presentation by Rt.Hon, Stephen Hammond MP – Shipping Minister. Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman’s Report: Don Cockrill

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I am writing this having just sat with UK delegation at the IMO STW (standards of training and watch-keeping) sub-committee meeting. Although there were no obvious matters of significance to pilots in the agenda, it was important that pilots were present so as to be able to react and inform if required. Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman’s Report Don Cockrill

With the festive season now a distant memory the year has kicked off at full tilt. Read the rest of this entry »

VIEW FROM THE CHAIR: Don Cockrill

As I write this latest report to you, it seems incredible that a whole month has passed since the conclusion of the 21st IMPA congress in London which we hosted.  Read the rest of this entry »

VIEW FROM THE “CHAIR” Don Cockrill

By the time that you read this, we will be but a few weeks away from the 21st IMPA conference hosted by the UKMPA in London. Read the rest of this entry »

CHAIRMAN’S THOUGHTS: Don Cockrill

Since the last edition of The Pilot, my lot as UKMPA Chairman has been a  mixed bag but there seems to have been an underlying theme to much of it. Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman’s Report: January 2012

The new year started with some enthusiasm considering the storms that have been taxing our professional expertise! Read the rest of this entry »

Chairman’s Report 10/11

Throughout the summer months, regardless of the fine weather, the UKMPA Executive members have been busy as ever on a number of fronts including (but not limited to) attending a variety of meetings namely:  Read the rest of this entry »

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