The Liberian Registry has awarded an honorary Master’s License to the Rev. Canon Ken Peters, Director of Justice and Welfare for the London-headquartered Mission to Seafarers, in recognition of the generous and continued support he has provided in connection with Liberia’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) Inspector Training Courses.
Presenting the award during the Mission to Seafarers Reception held at Lambeth Palace in London on September 27, Michalis Pantazopoulos, Senior Vice-President of the Liberian Registry, paid tribute to the contribution made by Canon Peters, who has been a long-time friend of the Liberian Registry. He noted that, most recently, the contribution made by Canon Peters has been instrumental in the global training of Liberia’s inspectors as the registry prepares them for the task of helping Liberian-flag shipowners implement MLC 2006.
Scott Bergeron, Chief Executive Officer of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), which sponsored the event at Lambeth Palace, says, “We are very grateful to Rev. Peters – I suppose we should now call him Captain Reverend Peters – for all his hard work and inspirational input to the registry efforts to promote and implement MLC 2006. The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to those in need, working in more than 230 ports throughout the world, tending to the practical and spiritual welfare of seafarers of all nationalities and faiths. It is a privilege to work with Rev.Peters, and to honor him in this way for the great contribution he has made – and continues to make – to seafarers’ welfare.”
September 28, 2011