Northern Ireland Port Welfare Committee

About the Northern Ireland PWC

The Northern Ireland Port Welfare Committee covers the ports for the whole of Northern Ireland. The committee reflects the diverse nature of the Northern Ireland 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:

Thursday, 23 February 2023 –  General Meeting, Seafarer Centre Belfast

Thursday, 15 June 2023 – General Meeting, TBC

Thursday, 12 October 2023  – Annual General Meeting, TBC

Chair

Mr Paul Hayes (Belfast Harbour)

Vice-Chair

Mr Sam Cowan (Seamen’s Christian Friend Society)

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