Dispatches No. 183

A new InterManager Project has been launched in co-operation with Futurenautics. Dealing with CREW COMMUNICATION, the first step  is a  survey of seagoing stuff – please make sure your sea staff are not left out. Click on the link to find out more :  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Crew_Comms_Survey

In just a week 1750 seafarers responded, we need more ratings please. Presently split among the responses is 75% officers and 25 ratings – THANK YOU TO YOU ALL !!!

If your crew does not have internet connection to participate in the survey, please contact Dorota at [email protected] to receive a pdf version which can be either scanned or posted once completed.


New web based portal for seafarers is now available www.aboutcrew.com


This Week

20-24 January – IMO – London – Ship Design and Construction – Paddy McKnight attending

21 January – Polish Masters Mariner Association – Kuba Szymanski speaking about InterManager


Looking forward:

28-29 January – Szczecin – Poland – ITF Poland (Solidarity) – Tax of Polish seafarers – Kuba Szymanski attending

03-07 February – IMO – LONDON – Pollution and Prevention Response – Paddy McKnight attending

04 February – Videotel – London – Social Media Project – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

05th February – London – InterManager Executive Committee Meeting

06th February – London – Shipping KPI Association Board of the Directors Meeting – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

06-07 February – Esbjerg – Martha Project – Paddy McKnight attending


Short summary of events attended on behalf of members:

Polish Master Mariners Association – Following was discussed: Tax of Polish officers, Criminalisation, Polish Marine Admin procedures dealing with Foreign Flag incidents – great example of Best Practice where there is no place for criminalisation.

Discussion extended well beyond allocated 45 into nearly 2 hours. I have received a lot of comments about lack of Cadets’ berths.


Discounts and offers for members:


Special 15% discount for InterManager members in the Piraeus GLAROS Hotel. The Hotel Management has confirmed it is  willing to offer InterManager members (15%) off its internet prices if booked from their web site, www.glaros-hotel.gr/ This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts. You only need to mention you are an “InterManager member” in the “Comments and Special Requests” section of the web site and/or mention your company is an “InterManager member” when you check into the hotel.

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 shine a spotlight on the key drivers and inhibitors to expansion and development across Africa’s ports. This highly targeted event will investigate the challenges ahead – as well as placing a strong focus on the impact of recent developments and their wider implications.


4th February 2014 IMarEST’s 2nd Arctic Shipping Technology Conference commences. Chaired by Professor John Carlton, this two day conference aims to discuss key themes including: Challenges of operations in extreme cold, ship design and construction, winterisation, crew performance and safety and propulsion. Email [email protected] for more information and registration.


11th & 12th February 2014 Strand Palace Hotel, London, UK

Today’s satellite industry is undergoing a radical shift in its capabilities to serve the communications needs of the maritime sector

and other key verticals. GVF-EMP Conferences have introduced a brand  new event for this important provider-to-user inter-industry dialogue.

For more details about ‘Connectivity 2014: Creating the New “New” Verticals – Air, Water & Surface’ go to




Free-of-Charge for maritime & off-shore sector.


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 two Complementary VIP passes otherwise use 10% discount.


4-6 March 2013, 4th edition of Transport Week 2014, Gdansk, Poland Transport Week is one of the biggest platforms of communication created for key European transport market representatives (+350participants). It consists of several conferences, including: Clean Shipping Conference, Baltic Container Conference, Intermodal Conference and many more. Register only € 250/conference. More information on: www.transportweek.eu


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  plus 100+ industry leaders. VIP code: FKT2583IMWL to claim a 20% discount http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2583IMWL


5-13 April 2014. Ship Superintendents’ Training ISLE OF MAN

This intensive programme is globally renowned for its excellent foundation in all aspects of maritime operations.  Attracting delegates from all over the world, 43 topics are covered ranging from dry-docking to legal issues and insurance.

Further information contact [email protected]

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. 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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