Central & West Scotland Port Welfare Committee

About the Central & West Scotland PWC

The Central & West Scotland Port Welfare Committee covers the ports from the West Scottish Border to Cape Wrath including the Hebrides, plus the East Scottish Border to Dundee. The committee reflects the diverse nature of the Central & West Scotland maritime community with members representing a wide range of maritime agencies and societies involved with seafarers’ welfare.

The PWC meets three times a year to discuss the welfare of seafarers visiting their ports, working together to ensure that seafarers can expect and receive a high standard of care and facilities in line with MLC 2006 and ISPS 2004. As well as providing mutual support and the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the maritime sector, 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.

For further information, please contact the Port Welfare Committee Manager, Susan Atkinson via Susan@mnwb.org.uk

Our next meetings are:

Wednesday, 24 January 2024 –  General Meeting, Glasgow City College

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 – General Meeting, Peel Ports, Greenock

Wednesday, 25 September 2024  – Annual General Meeting, Grangemouth (tbc)


Mr John Hood (The Seafarers Charity)


Mr Iain Lindsay (Nautilus Welfare Fund)

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