Reverend awarded honorary Master’s Licence

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An honorary Master’s Licence has been awarded to the Rev Canon Ken Peters, Director of Justice and Welfare for the Mission to Seafarers, in recognition of the continued support he has given to Liberia’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) Inspector training courses.

The Liberian Registry presented the award during the Mission to Seafarers Reception at Lambeth Palace, London yesterday (Tuesday) with Senior Vice President Michalis Pantazopoulos paying tribute to Rev Peters, as a long-time friend of the Registry.

He said: “Rev Peters has generously provided his inspirational lecture for a number of Liberian MLC Inspector courses, discussing with more than 80 Liberian inspectors the core underlying principle of the MLC – protection of the interests and welfare of seafarers. His message has provided Liberia’s inspectors with value-added knowledge and essential skills which they can use when conducting MLC inspections.”

Scott Bergeron, Chief Executive of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), which sponsored the reception, added: “It is a privilege to work with Rev Peters, and to honour him in this way for the great contribution he has made – and continues to make – to seafarers’ welfare.”

The photograph shows Rev Peters receiving his honorary licence from Michalis Pantazopoulos, left, and Jonathan Spremulli, General Manager of LISCR’s London office, right.