About Seaborne Communications

Seaborne Communications is an award-winning specialist PR and media relations consultancy delivering strategic communications campaigns to companies operating in the international shipping, offshore, leisure marine, energy and power generation industries.

We are the only specialist PR agency with first hand seagoing marine engineering  experience combined with more than two decades in maritime journalism, publishing and communications.

We are narrative storytellers. We find stories hiding within organisations to deliver messages that pass muster with journalists, editors and influencers. We tell stories how stories should be told!

We have a passion for all things  shipping, energy, trade & technology that borders on the obsessive.  We share your passions, we understand your markets, and this shows in our work. We love it!

Our content changes perceptions, has an impact and promotes and protects your interests. Our content is journalistically led and issue-based to better engage with your stakeholders and audiences.


We create thought leadership driven internal and external communications that informs, captivates, and influences; and earns trust and credibility. We safeguard reputations!

Our campaigns win our clients awards and are proven to generate leads, promote and protect reputations, establish executives as experts in their fields of excellence. Let’s influence the agenda together!

With a focus on the engineering, technical, safety, environmental and operational aspects of the maritime, offshore and energy sectors. our industry experience and knowledge is unrivalled.

We provide independent, objective advice and deliver effective communications to meet and overcome the business challenges you face. Above all, we are trusted, effective, reliable and transparent!



Patrik Wheater

A technical, shipping and energy journalist/editor and a Chartered PR Practitioner with more than 25 years’ maritime industry experience, Patrik served in the Royal Navy prior to a career in maritime journalism and communications. He has edited a number of trade & industry publications and contributed to a significant number of broadcast and print publications, including BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, Channel News Asia, The Independent, Tradewinds, the Straits Times, Lloyd's List, and The New Scientist.
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Michele Witthaus

With a background in technology journalism, Michele has specialised in maritime subjects since 2012 ‎and has held roles as editor of Cruise & Ferry Review and GreenPort in recent years. She has a particular ‎interest in communicating about sustainability and environmental issues.‎


Felicity Landon is a multi-award winning freelance journalist specialising in global maritime, industry and logistics. Over a 25 year career, she has contributed to a myriad of industry publications including Port Strategy, Seatrade Maritime, SMI and Lloyd's List.

Jake FriTH

With a strong background in yachting and commercial marine journalism, Jake has engaged audiences across multiple platforms. He has held editorships on a number of leisure and commercial marine titles and now brings his talents and contacts to PR.

WendY Laursen

Wendy Laursen has 20 years of experience writing news and features for a range of maritime, engineering and science publications. Based in Australia, Wendy has a MSc in marine ecology and a diploma in journliasm.

Jackie Gaffney

With over twenty years' experience working on key accounts for Unilever, Jackie carries out our research requirements and manages Seaborne's back-office administrative functions

Mark Rouvray

Websites & SEO
Providing web design services and support, Mark specialises in developing impacting, user-friendly websites. Seaborne web packages include everything you need to get online, including SEO, domains, hosting, and email.

Laura Jones

Arts & Graphics
With over 12 years’ professional design and illustration experience, Laura develops all our bespoke creatives, balancing traditional and digital techniques to ensure outstanding graphics that make an impact.

Dean Baker

GGI, Animation & Video
With more than 20 years' experience working in London's vibrant advertising industry, Dean works with us on all our clients' CGI, video and animated graphics needs.