Section Committee

Chairman’s Report: John Pearn


I was once asked by a previous Chairman of the UKMPA, whilst we were tackling a particularly difficult and controversial issue, ‘Why do we serve on Section Committee?’ My response was that when I was experiencing difficult circumstances, many pilots at the time, who were unknown to me, had burnt the midnight oil working hard to protect not only my interests but also those of the profession. Read the rest of this entry »

A message to UKMPA members from outgoing Chairman: Don Cockrill


Don hands over to John Pearn and receives a gift from members to thank him for his work as Chairman

If you were able to attend conference on board HQS Wellington in early November, you will I hope have experienced another excellent event with a broad variety of technical speakers and a fascinating visit to Lloyds as part of the evening reception. The success of the event is of course down to the excellent organisation and coordination by our secretary, Peter Lightfoot, and in no small part to the significant financial support of our many sponsors who enable the delegate costs to be maintained at an attractively affordable level to members. Read the rest of this entry »

127th Annual Conference: Mike Robarts with Photos: JCB


Members gathered on the 4th November for the 127th Annual Conference on board HQS Wellington in London. This was Don Cockrill’s final chairing of the Association’s conference; he has now handed over to John Pearn, who has been Vice Chair for several years. Association business included reports from the Chairman, EMPA Vice President Mike Morris, Treasurer Bob Watt and Nick Lee Chairman of the Technical and Training Committee.  Read the rest of this entry »

EMPA Report: Don Cockrill, John Pearn & Mike Morris

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Don Cockrill, John Pearn, Mike Morris, Peter Lightfoot and Martin James from Section Committee attended the annual EMPA general meeting in Lisbon 15 -17 April 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Section Committee Meeting: Kings Lynn

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Executives of the Section Committee met at Kings Lynn on 23rd February for an evening meal. Read the rest of this entry »

126th UKMPA Conference: Mike Robarts


Members and guests arrived at the Queen Hotel in Chester on the afternoon of the 25 November 2014 for a cruise hosted by Carmet Tugs on the Manchester Ship Canal. Read the rest of this entry »


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Section Committee Reports

In support of the Chairman SC members do much unheralded work on behalf of members. during the last quarter both Mike Robarts & Peter Wylie have attended important meetings.  JCB Read the rest of this entry »

EMPA Conference 2011 Amsterdam 25th to 27th May


UKMPA attendees: Don Cockrill,  Peter Wylie, Mike Morris,   KevinValance, Gareth Rees


EMPA President: Jacques Saubon welcomed 80 delegates from 22 countries. Read the rest of this entry »


On the 18th January, following an invitation from the DfT, the UKMPA had two meetings  with Civil Servants and others to discuss the draft Marine Navigation Bill (DMNB). Read the rest of this entry »

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