Dispatches No.131

“The Danish Maritime Authority has initiated a study of seafarers’ perception of administrative burdens. The survey aims to include seafarers of all nationalities. The project will contribute to:
1 A better understanding of seafarers’ view on administrative work onboard
and, hence, provide basis for initiatives aiming to
2 Improve seafarers’ job satisfaction by reducing administrative burdens
The survey will be an important contribution to clarifying how administrative burdens influence seafarers daily working life. You can answer the survey by clicking on the link and fill out the survey electronically. The survey is completely anonymous and no personal information will be disclosed.

Please access the link to the survey using www.intermanager.org
It is very important for members of InterManager that as many seafarers as possible participates in this survey. Please make sure YOUR SEA STAFF is informed and encouraged to participate.

10 days into the survey and we have 1500 responses
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Last week
26 – 30 November 19th MSC – IMO – London – Paddy McKnight attending – report http://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/
27-29 November – Antwerp – IMO Regional Port Reception Facilities Workshop – Kuba Szymanski representing – report http://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/
InterManager co-sponsored two Ballast Water Submissions to BLG which were submitted to IMO on the 30.11.2012
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This Week.
03-04 December – Waste Management Conference – London – KPI Presentation by Kuba Szymanski
05 December – Brussels – Stakeholder meeting on monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, 5 December 2012 – report to follow shortly
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Looking forward:

10-11 December – Ballast Water Management Conference – London – Kuba Szymanski representing

Discounts and offers for members
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Special 15% discount for InterManager members in Piraeus GLAROS Hotel
Hotel Management just confirmed that they are willing to offer InterManager members fifteen percent
(15%) off of internet prices from their web site, www.glaros-hotel.gr/ This discount can not be combined with any other discounts.
You only need to mention “InterManager member” in the “Comments and Special Requests” section of the web site and/or mention their company is an “InterManager member” when they check into the hotel.
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The 8th Annual Ballast Water Management Technology Conference
10 – 11 December 2012
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London
A complete guide to selecting the right treatment system, managing retrofit installations and ensuring regulatory compliance
Quote VIP code FKT2378ITMNL to claim a 20% discount
Visit the website: http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2378ITMNL
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12th December – London, Interactive Retrofit Planning and Management Workshop- Radisson Blu Portman Hotel,
For the first time ever at BWMTech shipowners and operators attend for FREE. Expert lively debate and practical feedback from the frontline of ballast water treatment.
If you are a shipowner or operator and would like to register for free please contact Roxanna.Kashfi@informa.com or by telephone +44 (0) 207 017 7161 and quote VIP Code TT22
We are expecting high demand for places this year so please register as soon as possible to secure your free pass.
http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2378TT

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8th Optimising Maintenance in the Marine & Offshore Industry
23rd-24thJanuary – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Download full agenda
http://v11.vuturevx.com/exchange-sites/Whitmore%20Group/59/events-pdfs-eu/mom8-mkg-brochure.pdf

Please contact Piotr Baziuk on +48 616 479 780 or at pbaziuk@acieu.net to get a full brochure or to register.
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Lloyd’s Register provides new DVD to promote safe boat transfers
Short film to educate employees about the best ways to minimise risks when working over water
Lloyd’s Register has issued a new short film entitled Safe Boat Transfers to help provide marine surveyors with comprehensive instructions on how to safely transfer between two vessels at sea.
Working over water and, in particular, boat transfers, during which surveyors switch from a transfer vessel to the boat they are surveying, is a very high-risk activity. The film, originally developed for Lloyd’s Register employees, aims to raise awareness about the associated risks and hazards, and to provide instruction for every stage of the transfer.
It is hoped that Safe Boat Transfers will help to significantly reduce the accidents associated with boat transfers.
Receiving your copy:
The DVD can be ordered from the Lloyd’s Register webstore: http://www.webstore.lr.org.

Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General
InterManager
+44 7624 498 266
web: www.intermanager.org

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