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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 communications. He is a former editor of Shipping World & Shipbuilder and Marine Engineers Review, and has contributed to many more. 

Bill Thomson, Journalist & Writer

Aformer engineer, Bill entered marine technical journalism in the 1980s, working for specialist boating and yacht magazines. He later went on to edit some of the shipping industries foremost technical publications, including The Motorship, and Marine Propulsion International.

Following a career in engineering design, Bill entered marine technical journalism in the 1980s, working for recreational boating magazines. He then went on to edit some of the shipping industry's foremost titles, including The Motorship, Safety at Sea and Marine Propulsion International.

Jackie Gaffney, Operations Manager

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






Seaborne Communications Ltd is a specialist maritime PR and media relations consultancy delivering strategic communications campaigns to 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.

Seaborne Communications provides independent, objective views that offer effective solutions to the challenges your business faces. We know what the media wants and generate content that is always published. Above all, we are trusted, effective, reliable and transparent. 



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