Dispatches No. 176

HOT OF THE PRESS
Philippines Good practice Guide – Typhoon Yolanda – very rough copy available on http://www.intermanager.org/resources/document-library/
Very practical Guide on DO s and DON’T s – please download from our web.
In response to your appeal, Smart Satellite Services has arranged for a dedicated hotline number seafarers can call to communicate with their family and friends in Yolanda affected areas. This hotline number will be moved periodically and stationed 2-3 days in the different municipalities of the Central Visayas region.

Using a SMART Link terminal, seafarers can call the designated hotline number that will connect them directly to the disaster-stricken areas. A designated operator will receive the calls and messages.

Seafarers may leave messages for family, relatives or loved ones who are in the pre-determined area. These messages will be posted on a “PAMILYANG MARINO” public message board visible to everyone in the area.

Please inform your seafarers that on November 22, 2013, the hotline number below will be in the area of TANAUAN, LEYTE. Calls will be received from 05:00H GMT until 09:00H GMT.
Regular satellite rates apply at PhP77.00 per minute.

HOTLINE NO: +8821622998388
We hope that this will assist your seafarers’ concerns about their families back home.
Thank you for your continued support.
Sincerely,
SMART Satellite Services

Last week
12 November – London – Videotel – Social Media in Shipping – Working group meeting – InterManager represented by Kuba Szymanski
14 November – Southampton – Human Element – HEAG 18 – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager speaking about Red Tape survey results
14 November – London – Nautical Institute – Executive Board Meeting – Kuba Szymanski attending
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This Week
19 November – London – Standardisation in Shipping – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
20 November – London – empowering Master – Inchcape debate – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
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Looking forward:
21 November – London – Inmarsat and Industry and Parliament Trust: Parliamentary Visit, – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
21-22 November – London -IMO COUNCIL – 27th extraordinary session – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager
25 November- London- IMO ASSEMBLY – 28th session – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager
25 November – London – IMO – 2013 Bravery Award ceremony – Both Paddy and Kuba attending
02 December – London – Wellington – Nautical Institute Standardisation seminar (free of charge ) – Capt. Tim Crowch speaking
4-5 December – London – IMO COUNCIL – 111th session – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager
10 December – 1730 London, St Michael Paternoster Royal, by Cannon Street The Mission to Seafarers Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
11 – 12 December, Congress Centre, London The 9th Annual Ballast Water Management Technology Conference – Kuba Szymanski speaking
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Quick summary of meetings attended (new feature requested by members)
SOCIAL MEDIA meeting at Videotel. Initiative raised by Exmar, and discussed fully at one of the ExComs. Videotel gathered group of experts to work on the issue and prepare Training Film addressing the very issue of social media in shipping especially on board of the vessels.
HEAG Meeting – InterManager gave presentation on RED TAPE – BUREAUCRACY in shipping.
STANDARDISATION IN SHIPPING – as discussed at InterManager AGM, shipping industry could benefit greatly in both SAFETY and TAINING if there was higher standardisation. This was very first meeting where goals, objectives and way forward was thoroughly discussed. Further developments will be reported in due course.
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Discounts and offers for members:
We are now offering all InterManager members 10% discounts on all new online subscriptions
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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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10 December – 1730 London, St Michael Paternoster Royal, by Cannon Street The Mission to Seafarers Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,
Shipping Minister, Stephen Hammond will lead The Mission to Seafarers Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, joined by Jeremy Penn, Chief Executive, The Baltic Exchange; Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General, InterManager; John Nelson, Chairman of Lloyd’s of London and Katharina Stanzel, Managing Director, INTERTANKO.
Tickets £27.50. contact Rebecca Watson: 020 7246 2939 or online at https://festival-of-nine-lessons.eventbrite.co.uk/
Doors open on 10 December, 17.30, St Michael Paternoster Royal, by Cannon Street., followed by a reception until 21.00 at Skinners Hall.
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11 – 12 December 2013, Congress Centre, London The 9th Annual
Ballast Water Management Technology Conference
InterManager members are invited to attend the conference at a 20% discount. If you register by Friday 4th October, you’ll receive an additional saving of up to £300 – so right now is the best time to contact Informa!
To receive the discount they will need to quote VIP code FKT2543EMSPK.
If interested please contact James Davis Marketing Manager BWM Tech 2013
http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2543EMSPK
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11 – 12 February 2014 in Dubai – 2nd Annual Port Management Strategy Summit, will bring together distinguished maritime leaders to discuss and benchmark crucial issues on how to seize new opportunities with value-added Port strategies in today’s market and creating maximum impact in the business. It will comprise of case studies, interactive panel discussions and featured workshops from outstanding senior Maritime professionals.
url: http://scl.fleminggulf.com/port-strategy-summit
InterManager members – please apply for 2 Complementary VIP passes otherwise use 10% discount.
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18–20 March 2014 Green Ship Technology Conference 2014 Thon Hotel Arena, Oslo
Join us at the 11th annual GST Conference – the biggest green ship technology event in the industry calendar!
This is your opportunity to meet and network with our superb speaker line-up of 100+ industry leaders.
VIP code: FKT2583IMWL to claim a 20% discount
http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2583IMWL
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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.

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

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