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About Seaborne Communications

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

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

With a focus on the engineering, technical, safety and environmental aspects of a myriad of industry sectors, Seaborne Communications’ industry experience and knowledge is unrivalled.

We understand the challenges and market forces that impact  trade and industry and we understand the systems that drive these industries forward.

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

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

Seaborne Communications provides independent, objective advice and delivers effective solutions to meet the challenges your business face.

We know what the media wants and we generate content that is consistently published.

Above all, we are trusted, effective, reliable and transparent.

We make things happen.

The Seaborne Team

Patrik Wheater

Managing Director
A technical, shipping and energy journalist, editor and PR director with more than 25 years’ experience, Patrik served in the Royal Navy prior to embarking on a career in maritime journalism and communications.

Patrik has edited a number of industry publications, including Marine Engineers Review, Shipping World & Shipbuilder, and Lloyd's List International Shipping Technology. He has also 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.

He established Seaborne Communications in 2015.
He is a Member of Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Michele Witthaus

Journalist
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.‎

Bill Thomson

Journalist
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.

John Oliver

Journalist
With more than twenty years’ experience in trade and transportation journalism, media relations and stakeholder management, John joins the Seaborne team of talented scribes specialising in maritime and energy communications. John was formerly the contributing editor at publisher The ABR Company.

Jackie Gaffney

Operations Manager
With over twenty years' experience managing key accounts for Unilever followed by ten years as a High Level Teaching Assistant, Jackie carries out research requirements and manages Seaborne's back-office administrative functions

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.

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 the domain name, hosting, and email.

Contact Us

We can provide a range of Media Relations, Media Training and Design services. To find out about our full range of marketing communications services, call us now on +44 (0) 203 758 8703 or use our Enquiry Form