Dispatches No. 155

InterManager ExCom meeting: 05th June – OSLO (Executive Members only)

InterManager AGM (Annual General Meeting) – 13th September during London International Shipping Week (LISW) – Please put this date into your calendar. It will be a very exciting and definitely worth attending event.
The LISW Gala Dinner on the Thursday is being held in the Lloyd’s Building with over 350 people in attendance. In order for us to book tables could I please hear from you regarding your attendance.

Two great events are taking place in very near future:
ISSA Convention in London 31 May – 01 June – please get in touch if you want to participate and
Orange Business Live 2014 – Prague 18-20 June – free of charge for members of InterManager (hotel included ) – please contact Kuba Szymanski

SOS SaveOurSeafarers update:

The Twitter feed on the SOS website is kept updated and the news feed is updated if something is relevant.

Recent media coverage of Somali piracy has included:
Economist website (http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/05/economist-explains-11)
BBC News
Daily Telegraph/Guardian (and more) with a German ‘pirate accountant’ story (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/13/german-arrest-somali-pirate-accountant )
(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/10056253/Suspected-Somali-pirates-accountant-arrested-in-Germany.html )
BBC ‘Prisoners in Paradise’ story (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22556030 ).

In passing, typing, ‘News Somali Pirates’ into Google delivers 7.1 million references in a quarter of a second – when SOS first started we were delighted to find 20,000.

There were several references to Somali piracy on UK television last week, in all sorts of contexts, ‘Have I Got News for You’ being one, and ‘Graham Norton Show’, was another, both high-profile television slots. Public awareness continues pretty high.

This should continue through the summer until October, when the Tom Hanks factor will reinforce interest significantly as the Captain Phillips film launches. RMS/Rick Blears still exchanging periodic e-mails with Sony. They seem very confident that they will ride the tide of public interest that has been created.

The recent second Government conference has generated further political discussion on Somalia in general.

The SOS ‘holding’ position continues to be to applaud hostage releases and to continue emphasising that ship operators should maintain vigilance (and BMP) despite there being no new hijackings by Somali pirates for a year now.

Last Week

14-15 May, Dubrovnik, – 16th European Manning & Training Conference – Kuba Szymanski chairing
13- 17 May, London, 65 Marine Environment Protection Committee – Capt. Paddy McKnight attended – report available: http://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/
Very important – check Shore Reception Facilities and Ballast Water Convention !!!

This Week
22 May – London – THE HUMAN ELEMENT ADVISORY GROUP – Kuba Szymanski Representing InterManager
23 May – Malmoe, WMU – Shipping KPIs seminar – Kuba Szymanski speaking

Looking forward:

10 and 11 – IMO Symposium on the Future of Ship Safety – President Gerardo Borromeo chairing panel on HUMAN ELEMENT
12-21 June – IMO, London, 92 Maritime Safety Committee– Capt. Paddy McKnight attending
13th June – London, Safety at Sea Awards Gala Dinner – looking for members to attend
10-12 July – IMO, London, 63 Technical Co-operation Committee – we are looking for members to attend

Discounts and offers for members:
We are now offering all InterManager members 10% discounts on all new online subscriptions
What’s included in your subscription?
Your subscription to Lloyd’s List is a comprehensive business resource designed to keep you out in front:
Full and unrestricted access to Lloydslist.com
Market data including:
– Clarkson’s Tanker & freight derivatives rates,
– Daily casualty reports and much more
Full access to the archive, dating back to 1991, with fully functional search & advance search options.
Daily breaking news, analysis & comment on the industry, which can be broken down by sector, data type & geographic filters.
Daily emails with headlines and article summaries – keeping you up-to-date with breaking news.
Customised live updates – select specific information from the entire Lloyd’s List coverage, by incorporating your selection into My Lloyd’s List.
Your choice of e-alerts – weekly email alerts to ensure you never miss an important development in the market sector(s) or region(s) that interests you.
RSS or Twitter feeds so you can keep in touch with shipping news on your favourite mobile device.
For more information or to place your order please get in touch with Kwasi Debrah at Lloyd’s List on either +44(0)20 7017 7772 or [email protected]

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.

Newly-updated China Shipping Report.
InterManager members – 10% discount if you can confirm your order by 20th May, quoting offer code EMAIL13FB1P.
The subscription comes with access to new reports online service. Subcribers receive their publications in PDF format, can access report updates, monthly articles and extract data from the reports into excel and images and graphs into PowerPoint.
Should you wish to subscribe simply reply to this email, saying ‘Yes, I wish to subscribe’. Alternatively you can call us on +44 (0)20 7246 1374.

Workshop for ships’ operators and officers on the ILO MLC, 2006
08/07/2013 – 10/07/2013 Course A906199:
02/10/2013 – 4/10/2013 Course A906056:
The workshop will provide a good level of understanding of the requirements of the MLC, 2006, with a focus on the on-board
implementation of the DMLC Part II and other MLC, 2006 requirements.
Ships’ officers – Masters and others responsible for implementing the MLC,2006/ DMLC Part II on board – as well as ships’ operators and HR
management personnel.
Please note that the course A356198 will be held in Hong Kong Tuition cost 1,350 Euro Subsistence cost 400 Euro
Total cost 1,750

23 – 24 May 2013, RORO SHIPPING CONFERENCE 2013
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Equip your company to become greener, more competitive and more profitable at RORO Shipping 2013
http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2497IMEM * Quote VIP Code: FKT2497IMEM for Intermanager discount
31 May – 01 June 2013 – London – ISSA Convention
All InterManager most welcomed. Please check this link: http://www.shipsupply.org/conventions/default.aspx

18-20 June 2013 – Prague – Orange Business Live – HOTEL and ACCESS FREE for InterManager members !!! You just need to get there 
At Orange Business Live you’ll experience and understand our new solutions so you can tackle the challenges that face you right now:
• changing ways of working and the implications for business leaders
• implementing new solutions and key trends so you can really make the Connected Enterprise come of age within your organisation
• achieving ultimate agility, security and continuity in a totally connected world
Innovative and informative plenary sessions and breakouts will give you both the big picture AND all the detail you need.
Check this out: http://www.orange-business.com/en/orange-business-live-2013
To register contact [email protected]

26 – 27 June 2013 Ship Lifecycle Management Conference, in London at the Thistle Marble Arch Bryanston Street, London , W1H 7EH
Shipowners and operators are scrutinising the cost of vessel ownership more rigorously than ever before. The Ship Lifecycle Management Conference brings together the key stakeholders who achieve the efficient management of the ship as an asset through the use of new technologies, processes and best practices.
Website: http://www.rivieramm.com/events/ship-lifecycle-management-conference-2013-52/event-home-697
1. one free delegate place – please contact Kuba Szymanski
2. 10% discount to your members who would like to attend

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
+44 7624 498 266
web: www.intermanager.org


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