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  • 10 Mar 2018 14:31 | Anonymous member

    Sydney pilots have committed to each donate $1 per day to the Stella Maris Seafarers centre to assist them in the work they do to assist with the well being of the international seafarers that come to Sydney Ports.

    Sister Mary addressed the pilots at our monthly pilots meeting at Port Botany and reminded us of the hardship that many seafarers endure during their lengthy periods at sea. These ships crews rely on organisations like Stella Maris and the Mission to Seafarers  to support them during their time in port. A bus to the shops, a chance to phone home and a compassionate ear goes a long way to make their time on board bearable.

    Sister Mary explained how she councils crew members who have been bullied, underpaid, deprived of shore leave and at times malnourished. She is concerned at the increasing suicide rate among seafarers. She also explained how some organisations have withdrawn their support and funding is becoming increasingly difficult. 

    Our small contribution will assist her organisation to put fuel in the bus and pay the road toll.

    I am encouraging all pilot services to consider undertaking a similar commitment to the Stella Maris or Seafarers centre in their port and we will publish this on or website. Our challenge is to have all Australian ports on the list of supporters.

    Good luck and as Sister Mary would say "God bless"

    Neil Farmer

    AMPI president & Sydney Pilot

  • 05 Mar 2018 14:00 | Anonymous member

    AMPI's President recently wrote to the editor of the Daily Cargo News, this was in response to a letter written earlier by the CEO of Shipping Australia, regarding competition in pilotage.

    Following feedback from AMPI's initial letter to DCN, the AMPI President followed up with clarification of AMPI's position/opinion.

    Click on the following links for more information

    AMPI media release 01/2018 - President's letter to the editor

    AMPI media release 02/2018 - President's follow up letter

    See below a chronological list of letters to editor of DCN regarding competition in Pilotage - links to theDCN website

    20.feb.18 - Letter to editor - by CEO Shipping Australia

    28.feb.18 - Letter to editor - by AMPI President

    02.mar.18 - Letter to editor - by Mr Perry Sutton, Torres Pilots

    05.mar.18 - Letter to editor - by AMPI President (In response to first letter)

    IMPA's Position on Competition in Pilotage

    ATSB report on the grounding of Atlantic Blue *

    * It is AMPI's opinion is that the above ATSB report highlights where some systematic and regulatory shortcomings were identified in 2009 by the investigation and as a result, the Regulator, service providers and the pilots all responded appropriately to achieve a positive outcome.

     

  • 01 Mar 2018 14:00 | Anonymous member

    AMPI established and continues to finance a professional and confidential Peer Assistance Network or PAN, which is available to all members and their families.

    "PAN Members" are marine pilots who have undertaken specific training to become peer councillors. AMPI has also retained the services of a professional councillor, Marcus Romanic, who is a trained Psychologist and has a practice in Geelong.

    Click on the link to be directed to the PAN area which has further information and PAN Member contact details - currently for AMPI members only

     

     

     

  • 28 Feb 2018 14:00 | Anonymous member

    The XXIV IMA Congress will be held in Dakar, Senegal on the 22-27 April 2018.

    A number of the AMPI executive are attending, stay tuned for more information and a synopsis of the event!

  • 20 Feb 2018 14:00 | Anonymous member

    The next AMPI workshop will be held in Darwin on 19-21 September 2018.

    Online registration and session details will be provided at a later date, but for now contact admin@ampi.org.au if you have any enquiries.

    Click here to view the workshop page

  • 10 Jan 2018 14:00 | Anonymous member

    Registration is now open for the "NAV18" AMSA navigation Safety Symposium to be held on the Gold Coast 1-3 May 2018.

    It would be great to AMPI members attend.

    Visit the NAV18 website here and view the provisional program.

  • 07 Dec 2017 18:06 | Anonymous member

    Members can now access speaker papers from the 2017 Fremantle Workshop along with past workshops.

  • 20 Jul 2017 13:00 | Anonymous member

    The Australasian Marine Pilots Institute has released a statement regarding regarding Australian Shipping.

    Click here to view the document

     

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