The Southern Port Welfare Committee currently has 29 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 to share 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 Southern Port Welfare Committee meets three times per year. Meetings are rotated and hosted by Members at venues across the Southern region.

2021 Meetings are as follows:

Thursday, 14th January - General Meeting, Remote

Thursday,  6th May - General Meeting, Remote

Thursday, 9th September - Annual General Meeting, Warsash Maritime Academy (St Mary's Campus)


Capt. Martin Phipps MBE (ABP, Southampton)

Vice Chairman

Revd Philip Hiscock (Mission to Seafarers)

Click here to download the Fawley Port Information Leaflet

Click here to download the Portsmouth Port Information Leaflet

Click here to download the Southampton Port Information Leaflet

For further information, please contact the Port Welfare Committee Manager, Sarah Edward via

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