• 11 Apr 2018 15:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    POTL is a Queensland Government Owned Corporation responsible for the provision of marine pilotage services at the ports of Townsville, Lucinda and Abbot Point. 

    To maintain effective services and operations POTL is looking for two appropriately qualified mariners to join our Pilotage Services Unit. 

    Please head to the AMPI Positions Vacant page for all the details!

  • 04 Apr 2018 14:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Harbour Master - Newcastle and Yamba

    • Master Class 1 qualified and/or relevant tertiary qualifications
    • Extensive Management experience in a port related business
    • Excellent lifestyle role based in Newcastle
    For more details head to the positions vacant section of our website
  • 30 Mar 2018 12:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    AMSA is working hard to represent Australia at IMO regarding S-Mode.

    AMPI is part of the correspondence group and Round 1 feedback on the Guidelines by close of business on 06 April 2018.

    Any AMPI members wishing to assist with AMSA's S-Mode IMO submission and join the AMPI Training and Standards committee please get in touch.

  • 30 Mar 2018 11:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Head to the IMPA members area to view the IMPA GA elections notice.

    AMPI is pleased to advise that our very own Captain Adam Roberts is nominated along with five other highly respected international colleagues to assume four positions of Vice Presidents of IMPA.

    Adam is an active pilot in Port Kembla, he was elected as AMPI Vice President in 2017 and over the recent years he has been working hard on raising awareness and the standards of pilot ladder design and safety, currently he is representing IMPA at ISO TC 8 SC/1 reviewing ISO:799 Pilot Ladders. 

    The AMPI board on behalf of our members thank Adam for his efforts and wish him and the other nominees all the best in the upcoming IMPA elections.

    Click here to head to the IMPA page

  • 30 Mar 2018 09:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IMPA is looking at the issue of pilot transfer arrangements on low freeboard vessels, with a view to responding the MAIB Sunmi report. 

    This will also be the subject of an open session discussion at the IMPA Conference in Dakar.

    Members can view the IMPA notice through the MEMBERS AREA

  • 30 Mar 2018 08:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have added a few IMPA notices and ATSB/MAIB reports to the members section.


  • 18 Mar 2018 13:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AMPI has introduced a positions vacant section on our web site, see link below or from our homepage, organisations wishing to advertise for Marine Pilotage positions in their port are invited to post their add on our website.

    Contact for fee's and we will run the advertisement on the website.

    Note: AMPI will not act as an agent for employers or candidates seeking pilotage positions. All enquiries to be directed to relevant advertiser.

  • 10 Mar 2018 13:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 13:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 13:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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






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