Dispatches No. 112

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Date for your DIARY – InterManager AGM – 11 October 2012 – Copenhagen

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Our information regarding MLC Ratification was indeed misleading – with recent ratification we are one Country short and it looks like 2012 will indeed see 30 countries meaning full ratification 12 months later i.e. 2013 – thank you to all of you have spotted my mistake.
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Potential Problems in Italian Ports

Following the issue of Italian Circular N. 214/2011, (together with the application Decree Law 231/2007) there has been a problem related to the Cash to Masters above the threshold of Euros 2.500, further clarification sought by the local agents backfired as the peculiar situation represented by Cash on Board instead of seeing confirmation and common sense interpretation, resulted in confirmation that all cash transfers above EURO 1.000 could not be done, without risking a fine for both Vessel Agent and Master

InterManager is waiting for English Translation of Circular 214/2011 and 231/2007 – members however should bear in mind potential problems.

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Last week:
18.07 – SOS Meeting in London – Alastair Evitt representing InterManager
19.07 – Nautical Institute Executive Board Meeting – Kuba Szymanski attending
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This Week
All quiet 
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Looking forward:
29-31 August – Maritime Safety Conference – Copenhagen – Kuba Szymanski speaking

Discounts and offers for members:
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Ian MacLean from Hill Dickinson would be happy to provide presentation on ”Claims Handling and the ISM Code – Pitfalls and Tricks,” or ”How Your SMS Can be Used Against you in Court!” for InterManager members in the UK and can consider the near continent. The focus is to assist those without a legal background to understand the risk of post incident documentation in a casualty and the need to pro-actively manage this risk, prior to the casualty occurring.
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6-8 August NATSHIP 12 Conference in Melbourne, Australia
Members of InterManager are invited by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Australian Maritime Systems and the Australian Shipowners Association to join us in Melbourne, Australia, for the National Shipping Industry Conference – Natship12.
Natship12 will be held over three days with sessions focussing on the conference theme ‘Our Shipping Future’. It will be a good opportunity to hear from national and international speakers on current issues affecting the maritime industry.
The high calibre national and international speakers will provide conference delegates with thought-provoking presentations regarding the important year of change ahead of us. The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, and the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, Mr Koji Sekimizu, will be keynote speakers.
InterManager members can enjoy 24% discount – Registration can be effected through the attached weblink, although I would recommend registering through the fax/mail option, as the online option appears to only accept the full standard registration fee of AUD$1300.
www.amsa.gov.au/natship12
Anthony Hogan
Alternate Permanent Representative to the IMO
Australian High Commission, London
Ph: +44 (0)20 78875619 | Mob: +44 (0)7 826514510

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On behalf of the International Maritime Organization and the World Maritime University, we would be honored if members of InterManager could join us on September 3rd, 2012 for our first meeting to launch the Energy Efficient Ship Operation training course project.
The aim of this launching meeting is to gather various experts and stakeholders in order to share knowledge and to make sure the course will be developed encompassing all the issues relevant to this topic.
The training package will be designed to support the Energy Efficient Operation of Ships and will highlight its various related aspects.
Your valuable expertise will be appreciated and will assist in the development of the training package.
You will find attached basic information the project and the pre-designed course which constitutes five modules. The present course outline is not yet fixed. We expect the outline to evolve with your inputs in order to adjust it to your needs and concerns.
The meeting is expected to start at 0900 and be completed at 1700. The location of the meeting is at the IMO in Room number 11 on the second floor:
International Maritime Organization
4 Albert Embankment
SE1 7SR London – United Kingdom
Places are limited therefore please get in touch with Kuba Szymanski asap

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24 – 25 September 2012 Marine Electronics & Communications Conference 2012
Venue Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre, London
Conference overview:
The Marine Electronics & Communications Conference takes an in-depth look at major issues facing ship operators today and in the future. It is the must attend event for anyone whose business involves electronics and communication technology for ships.
1. one free delegate place – first being served first – please contact Kuba Szymanski kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org
2. 10% discount to your members who would like to attend – Please quote this advert
http://www.rivieramm.com/events/Marine-Electronics-and-Communications-Conference-21/Event-Home-195

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The 3rd IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference taking place on 26 – 27 September 2012 will have as its theme “the removal of obstacles to cultural change” and aims to determine what will be the tipping point for widespread adoption of CBM within organisations.
InterManager Members can register to attend at the ‘Marine Partner’ rate and also save £150 off fees before 3 August 2012 – representing 25% savings. Quote “InterManager VIP-CBM”
Call: +44 (0)20 7382 2702; email: events@imarest.org; visit: www.imarest.org/events
26-27 September 2012, Singapore Green Ship Technology Asia Conference
http://www.informamaritime.com/FKT2369IMEM
20% InterManager discount * VIP Code: FKT2369IMEM
T: +44 (0) 20 7017 5511 E: maritimecustserv@informa.com

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26-27 September 2012, Singapore Green Ship Technology Asia Conference
http://www.informamaritime.com/FKT2369IMEM 20% InterManager discount * VIP Code: FKT2369IMEM
T: +44 (0) 20 7017 5511 E: maritimecustserv@informa.com

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11 October 2012, Copenhagen – InterManager AGM – agenda will be available at the beginning of September

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15 – 16 October 2012, Miami BWMTech North America
Navigate ballast water management regulations and equip your fleet for compliance in North American waters at the leading US BWM conference
The first regulatory and technical international ballast water gathering for shipowners operating in North American waters. BWMTech North America will deliver practical compliance guidance and brief the maritime industry on US ballast water regulatory developments.
50% Discount for InterManager members. Quote VIP Code: FKT2396MNGEM to Claim
Visit: http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2396MNGEM

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Combating Piracy Week 22 – 26 October 2012, London www.combating-piracy.com
Combating Piracy Week will bring together over 200 senior security representatives from across the shipping and oil and gas industries to hear the latest thinking on practical security measures and gain intelligence on current levels of political involvement. You’ll leave armed with new intelligence to create a robust and tailored security strategy to protect your offshore assets from piracy and maritime crime. For more information on this flagship meeting, simply visit www.combating-piracy.com or email info@hansonwade.com. Intermanager members are eligible for a 15% discount off the conference registration fee, simply quote the priority booking code: INTERMANAGER when registering.
What will you learn at Combating Piracy Week?
• Access data analysed and explained by the IMB, IMO and EUNAVFOR to make sure you are aware of the emerging and existing threats to your organisation
• Understand how the fight against piracy is evolving and how your security strategy needs to evolve with it: Assessing the implications of the land-based assaults carried out by EUNAVFOR on pirate clans and the ongoing debate surrounding the payment of ransoms
• Hear the successes and failures of recent innovations in protection technologies and conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the latest technologies
• Understand how private armed security companies will be regulated and the implications this will have on your operations: Make sure your private armed security teams work within the realm of the law
• Engage with political decision makers to make sure your industry needs are taken into account when directing future policy
• Have your company’s specific challenges tackled by recognised experts in dedicated 3-hour interactive workshops: Share experiences with your industry peers and access the expert knowledge of your workshop facilitator
• Benefit from hearing from an unparalleled expert speaker panel representing the vast array of key stakeholders all bringing you the latest filtered information to stay one step ahead of the pirates
• Learn key lessons from your peers during dedicated networking time with a room packed with senior security experts from across the global shipping and oil & gas industries
For more information or to register, please visit www.combating-piracy.com or email info@hansonwade.com. Please don’t forget your booking code: INTERMANAGER.

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14-15 November 2012, London 25th International Ship Finance & Investment Conference
http://www.informamaritime.com/FKT2382IMEM 20% InterManager discount * VIP Code: FKT2382IMEM
T: +44 (0) 20 7017 5511 E: maritimecustserv@informa.com
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General
InterManager
+44 7624 498 266
web: www.intermanager.org

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