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21-22 June 2021
Online: Live & On-DemandPart of The Maritime Online Series

Peter Tomlin
Chief Executive Officer at Merchant Navy Welfare Board


 Peter joined the Merchant Navy Welfare Board in 2002, having already served 26 years in the Royal Navy, working his way through the ranks to Lieutenant Commander. Serving as a Seaman Officer, specialist Physical Training Officer and RN Executive Officer and Deputy Queen's Harbour Master in Gibraltar, he also served in numerous ships ranging from fishery protection vessels to frigates. A widely experienced maritime professional and accomplished Project Manager, his career has always been heavily involved in the welfare of serving and retired seafarers, fishers and their families. Along with his deputy, Sharon Coveney, Peter has spearheaded the ISWAN International Port Welfare Partnership programme that has helped many countries/ports establish welfare boards in accordance with ILO MLC,2006. Awarded the MBE in 1998 for his endeavours in the maritime sector and Merchant Navy Medal in 2013 for services to seafarer's welfare, Peter believes that with the ongoing pandemic there has never been a better time to bring maritime port communities together to help promote, review and support services to enhance the welfare of seafarers and fishers in ports, worldwide.

Agenda Sessions

  • Encouraging Seafarers' Welfare Boards during the Pandemic