London & South East Port Welfare Committee

About the London & South East PWC

The London and South East Port Welfare Committee covers the ports from River Blackwater to Beachy Head. The committee reflects the diverse nature of the London and South East 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

Our next meetings are:

Tuesday, 6 February 2024 – General Meeting, Seafarer Centre, Tilbury

Tuesday, 4 June 2024 – General Meeting, National Maritime Training Centre, Gravesend

Thursday, 10 October 2024  – Annual General Meeting, PLA Gravesend


Mr Alexander Campbell OBE (QVSR)


Capt. Cathryn Spain (Port of London Authority)

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