South Wales Port Welfare Committee

About the South Wales PWC

The South Wales Port Welfare Committee (PWC) covers the ports from the Severn Bridge to Carmarthen in West Wales. The committee reflects the diverse nature of the maritime community in the South Wales 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 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:

Thursday, 1 February 2024 – General Meeting, venue tbc

Thursday, 13 June 2024 – General Meeting, venue tbc

Thursday, 17 October 2024 – Annual General Meeting, venue tbc


Mr Edward Watts MBE DL (Mission to Seafarers)


Mr Alan Speight (Merchant Navy Association)

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