Organised by the local Port Welfare Committee (PWC) and supported by the Port of Belfast, the Northern Ireland maritime community held a Gala Dinner to promote seafarers and fishers’ welfare.
Port of Belfast, Harbour Master Capt Kevin Allen welcomed everyone to the prestigious Port of Belfast Harbour Commissioners venue for another successful event that raised much needed funds in support of the important work of Mission to Seafarers, Seamen’s Christian Friends Society and the Fishermen’s Mission.
Guest speaker, Peter Tomlin (Chief Executive, Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB)) stated ‘Once again, Deputy Harbour Master Paul Hayes and his PWC team have done an excellent job of organising an event that supports the welfare organisations who look after local and visiting seafarers and fishers from all over the world.’
Attended by key members of the maritime sector and supported by MNWB and Seafarers UK, the audience enjoyed excellent pre-dinner entertainment by young, local dancers that included a modern take on the traditional maritime ‘Hornpipe’.
Well done Northern Ireland Port Welfare Committee.
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