Gibraltar Seafarers' Welfare Board

About the Gibraltar SWB

The Gibraltar Seafarers Welfare Board (GSWB) reflects the diverse nature of the maritime community in Gibraltar with members representing a wide range of maritime agencies and societies involved with seafarers’ welfare

The GSWB meets three times a year to discuss the welfare of seafarers visiting  Gibraltar, 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, Sarah Edward via

Our next meetings are:

Thursday, 15 February 2024 – General Meeting, John Mackintosh Hall

Thursday, 30 May 2024 – General Meeting, venue tbc

Friday, 4 October 2024 – Annual General Meeting, venue tbc


Capt. James Ferro MBE (Seafarers’ Welfare Fund)


Mr Dylan Cocklan (Gibraltar Maritime Administration)

Port Information Leaflet