North & East Scotland Port Welfare Committee

About the North & East Scotland PWC

The North & East Scotland Port Welfare Committee covers the ports from Cape Wrath to Dundee. The committee reflects the diverse nature of the North & East 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

Our next meetings are:

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 – General Meeting, Aberdeen

Tuesday, 16 May 2023 –  General Meeting, Peterhead

Wednesday, 14 September 2022  – Annual General Meeting, Aberdeen


Mr Steve Murray (Aberdeen Seafarers’ Centre)


Mr John Hood (Seafarers’ Charity)

Port Information leaflet