South West Port Welfare Committee

About the South West PWC

The South West Port Welfare Committee covers the ports from Portland in Dorset to the North Somerset Border. The committee reflects the diverse nature of the South West 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:

Wednesday, 6 March 2024 –  General Meeting, Flying Angel Centre, Fowey

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 – General Meeting, Torquay (tbc)

Wednesday, 24 October 2024 – Annual General Meeting, Western Maritime Training College, Plymouth


Capt. Mark Killingback (Port of Truro)


Mr Paul Wright (Nautical Institute, Plymouth University)

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