FHC honour for True “Port” Ambassador

by tocle on January 24th, 2013 - Comments Off

FHC honour for True “Port” Ambassador

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners have presented the FHC Annual Award to Penny Phillips, Chairman of Falmouth Mission to Seafarers, in recognition of her services to the charity and to Falmouth Harbour.

In her role as Chairman, Penny is responsible for coordinating support for all seafarers at Falmouth port, and her work has contributed to the charity’s Falmouth centre winning several awards in 2012, including the Merchant Navy Welfare Award for Services to Seafarers.

Penny also played an instrumental role in assisting survivors of the MSC Flaminia when they arrived in Falmouth after their ship exploded in the mid-Atlantic, working with a team of volunteers for over eight hours to ensure the crew were well looked after.

The Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) Annual Award is presented to people who have contributed significantly to the success of the harbour over the course of the year. Nominees are put forward by the FHC Consultative Committee, which is made up of commercial and leisure harbour users, before a winner is selected by the FHC Board.

The 2012 award was presented to Penny by Capt Mark Sansom, FHC Chief Executive and Harbour Master at a ceremony held at the Falmouth Maritime Museum.

Captain Sansom said: “Penny is a true ambassador not only for Mission to Seafarers but also for the Port of Falmouth, and is a worthy recipient of our Annual Award.”

As well as holding the voluntary position with Mission to Seafarers, Penny is employed by A&P Falmouth as Executive Assistant.

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