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CMPA President, Capt. Simon Pelletier, re-elected President of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association for third term

OTTAWA – Earlier today, on the opening day of the 25th Congress of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) in Cancún, the President of the Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association (CMPA), Capt. Simon Pelletier, was re-elected as IMPA President for a third consecutive four-year term. Capt. Pelletier was first elected in Panama in 2014, and was re-elected in Dakar in 2018.

IMPA represents maritime pilots from over 50 countries with international institutions and, in particular, the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization. As President, he is responsible for ensuring pilots from six continents speak with one voice on global issues concerning pilotage including shipping safety, innovation, and environmental protection.

Capt. Pelletier said his re-election as IMPA President is evidence of the credibility of Canada’s pilotage system at the international level. He also underlined that pilots around the world have played an extremely important role in facilitating international trade during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and that one of his priorities is to ensure IMPA continues to maintain constructive relationships with international maritime stakeholders.

Based in Québec City, Capt. Pelletier is an active pilot in the Lower St. Lawrence District. He has served as CMPA President since 2009. (Photo CMPA).