Dispatches No. 177

Last week
19 November – London – Standardisation in Shipping – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
20 November – London – empowering Master – Inchcape debate – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
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

This Week
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
26-27 November – London – Maritime Anti Corruption Network meeting – Kuba Szymanski attending as an observer on behalf of InterManager. Report to follow
28 November – Roma – Italy – ‘NATIONAL SHIPPING: THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE OPERATORS’ – Massimo de Vincenzo CEO of SEAFLAG representing InterManager
02 December – London – Wellington – Nautical Institute Standardisation seminar (free of charge ) – Capt. Tim Crowch speaking

Looking forward:

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
Quick summary of meetings attended (new feature requested by members)

2nd Part of very interesting Pan Industry debate organised by our InterManager member – Inchcape. This time the focus is on the office perspective. Points to be debated:
– Communication – why the office needs to micro manage?
– Calibre of people we employ – at sea and in the office – there is less and less Maritime Expertise available ashore resulting in an increased volume of sometime inquisitive communication with ships
– Need for “data mining” and standardisation of procedures and paperwork
– Incompatible or miss aligned goals between shore and ship

The Awards Ceremony this year took place at IMO on Monday 25 November 2013 attended by InterManager’s President and Secretary General. Certificates of Commendation were awarded to recipients in connection with 6 different incidents during which all had displayed outstanding heroism in attempting to save the lives of others. These ranged from rescuing a baby from a sinking ship; rescuing 11 members of a fishing boat suffering from engine failure during a typhoon; rescuing 3 passengers trapped under a capsized catamaran; the rescue of 24 crew members of a container vessel which had exploded and was ablaze; the rescue of an injured crew member from a bulk carrier in extreme weather; and the rescue of a father and son swept off cliffs onto rough waters covering semi-submerged rocks from which ordeal, sadly the father did not survive.

Gold Medals and Certificates were awarded in relation to 2 further notable incidents, namely :
To Mr Jinguo Yang (posthumously) for sacrificing his own life whilst trying to rescue a person in distress on a ferry after it had collided with a cargo ship. It was particularly poignant in that Mr Yang himself had been rescued but elected to return to the ferry in order to assist a specific person and then lost his life in doing so. In a very moving, indeed emotional ceremony, Mr Yang’s award was given to his (understandably) tearful, widow. In her address to the audience delivered in English by CHINA’s Permanent Representative, she expressed the view that given the same situation again, her shortly-to-retire husband, would undoubtedly repeat his attempt to save a life. Heroism indeed.
To two aviation survival specialists, Randy J.Hall and Daniel J. Todd of the United States Coast Guard who saved the lives of 14 crew members from the tall ship HMS Bounty, during Hurricane Sandy. The SAR operation was conducted in extreme conditions of 60+ knots of wind and a 30 ft swell, absolutely on the edge of safe aviation. That the operation was so successful also reflected great credit on the remarkable professionalism of the aircrews and the many support personnel involved.

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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.
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
28th – 29th January 2014 Port Finance International London 2014 Copthorne Tara Hotel Kensington, London
Website: http://portfinanceinternational.com/events/pfilondon Port Finance International
PFI London 2014 will place a spotlight on the key drivers and inhibitors to expansion and development across Africa’s ports. This highly focused event will investigate the challenges ahead – as well as placing a strong focus on the impact of recent developments and their wider implications.
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.
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
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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