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About Seaborne Communications

The Seaborne Team

Patrik Wheater, Managing Director

A technical shipping journalist, editor and PR director with 20 years’ experience, Patrik has a naval engineering background combined with a career in maritime journalism.

Jacqueline Gaffney, Operations Manager

With over twenty years' experience managing key accounts for Unilever, Jacqueline manages all our back-office and administrative functions.

Olaf Mager, Crisis Communications 

A crisis communications expert with over 30 years’ experience, Olaf has held senior press spokesperson positions at a governmental level.

Christopher Mayer, Consultant Editor 

An award-winning journalist with the daily shipping industry bible Lloyd's List, Chris has worked in a number of senior editorial roles.



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Seaborne Communications Ltd is a specialist maritime PR and media relations consultancy delivering strategic communications campaigns to technology companies operating in the international shipping, offshore and energy industries.

Our highly proactive, effective and no nonsense approach to maritime media relations is proven to generate leads, promote and protect reputations, establish executives as experts and ‘thought leaders’ and open doors for sales teams.


With focus on the engineering, technical and environmental aspects of shipping operations, Seaborne Communications’ experience and knowledge is unrivalled. We understand the challenges and market forces that impact seaborne trade and we understand the systems that drive the industry forward.

Our vision is to strengthen and support your business development strategy, create opportunities and increase awareness of your company, product, service and people.

With direct access to journalists and editors of the major maritime news outlets across Europe, Asia and the Americas, we maximise your company’s exposure in the market place to ensure key messages reach the people with real purchasing power.


To find out more about us, download the Seaborne Communications brochure

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