UKMPA member receives MBE from The Queen

Martin Phipps was a Southampton Pilot. When he was appointed Southampton Harbourmaster he remained a UKMPA Member, continuing to maintain a strong interest with pilotage.

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Social Networking



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UKMPA members are all encouraged to participate in the forum debates on Linkedin. To join the group, sign up for a Linkedin account and type “UKMPA” into the group search box which will take you to the relevant registration page.

Follow @UKPILOTS on Twitter for pilot safety and other industry information.

Chartered Master Mariner Award


UKMPA Secretary General Don Cockrill MBE receives the HCMM Charter award

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) under its Royal Charter has been allowed to grant Chartered Status to Master Mariners. Read the rest of this entry »




London Cruise Terminal welcomes a giant of a cruise liner in Tilbury The giant Mein Schiff 3 cruise liner sailed into the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury this morning (12 th Sept) as part of a seven-night European cruise. The 293 metre ship, owned by TUI Cruises, is the largest cruise liner that the terminal has welcomed. It had an incredible 2700 passengers disembarking for sightseeing trips around London and the local area. Read the rest of this entry »

Annual Conference 2017: Mike Robarts

The UK Maritime Pilots Association Conference took place on 20 and 21 September 2017 in Middlesbrough. Read the rest of this entry »

Regional Committee News


News from Scotland (Region 4)


Recent years have seen an increase in large private yachts visiting the Clyde and West Coast of Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »

UK Ports Conference report Mike Robarts


The Association attended the ninth Annual UK Ports conference 2017 in London organised by the Waterfront conference company. The main theme of the conference was ‘The future of the UK ports industry’ .  Read the rest of this entry »

World’s biggest container ship: HR Wallingford and Harwich Haven Authority: Mike Robarts


The World’s biggest container ship eases into Felixstowe after pilot training using HR Wallingford’s navigation simulators, 12 June 2017 

Madrid Maersk, the latest in a long line of record-breaking container ships, arrived on 6 June 2017 at the Port of Felixstowe’s newest quay, its first port of call in Northern Europe on its maiden voyage. Read the rest of this entry »

Rolls-Royce tests remote vessel


Photo: Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce and Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Lloyds Register (LR) provided assurance for the vessel against our cyber-enabled ships ShipRight procedure. Read the rest of this entry »

First ships in the world to be certified Cyber SAFE delivered Lloyd’s Register


Photo: Lloyds

The first ships to be classed with Lloyd’s Register’s cyber notations have been delivered to Global United in Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

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