North West Port Welfare Committee

About the North West PWC

The North West Port Welfare Committee (PWC) covers the ports from Carnarvon in North Wales to the West Scottish border. The committee reflects the diverse nature of the maritime community in the North West region 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 all 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, PWC 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:

Wednesday, 28 February 2024 – General Meeting, Liverpool Pilots

Wednesday, 26 June 2024 – General Meeting, Nautilus House

Wednesday, 30 October 2024 – Annual General Meeting, venue tbc


Ms Sue Henney (Idwal Marine)


Mr Lee Chapman (Atlantic Container Line)

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