The Lord-Lieutenant officially opened the facility. Among others present were:
Lord Mayor of Liverpool
Deputy Mayor of Wirral
Mayor of Sefton
Mrs Pamela Brown DL, representing the Trustees of the Seafarers Centre, who gave the address.
The Vicar of St Mary's Eastham who conducted the blessing, the Revd Beth Glover.
Peel Ports who bequeathed the building
Mersey River Pilots
Merseyside Port Police
Members of the Port Health Authority
A cheque was presented to the Seafarers' Centre from funds raised by the Mersey River Pilots at their 250th Dinner in 2016 and from donations made by the Lead River Pilot in charge of the Three Queen’s Visit.
The photographs above include one of two Philippine Seafarers who had just arrived at the Queen Elizabeth Second Dock. They were invited to the event at very short notice.