Supporting the provision of quality welfare for seafarers and their dependants

Northern Ireland


Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Port Welfare Committee currently has 24 Members who represent a wide range of maritime agencies and societies involved with seafarers' welfare.

The Port Welfare Committee provides a forum where Members can meet regularly, share to information and best practise. As well as providing mutual support and the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the maritime sector, PWC Meetings also provide an opportunity to brief members on national policies and issues that may be relevant to visiting or resident seafarers and their families.

The Northern Ireland Port Welfare Committee meets three times per year. Meetings are rotated and hosted by Member organisations at venues across the area.

2021 Meetings are as follows:

Thursday, 18th February - General Meeting, Remote

Thursday, 17th June - General Meeting, Remote

Thursday, 14th October - Annual General Meeting, Fishermen's Mission Kilkeel


Mr Paul Hayes (Belfast Harbour)

Vice Chairman

Mr Sam Cowan (Seamen's Christian Friend Society)

Click here to download the Belfast Port Information Leaflet

Click here to download the Larne Port Information Leaflet

For further information, please contact the Port Welfare Committee Manager Tom Holmer via  tom

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