Haven Port Welfare Committee

About the Haven PWC

The Haven Port Welfare Committee covers the ports from Southwold to the River Blackwater. The committee reflects the diverse nature of the Haven 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, 20 March 2024 – General Meeting, Harwich

Wednesday, 3 July 2024 – General Meeting, QVSR Seafarer Centre, Felixstowe

Wednesday, 6 November 2023 – Annual General Meeting, Harwich (tbc)


Captain Ashley Parker (Port of Felixstowe)


Miss Sophie Platten (Trinity House)

Port Information Leaflets