Dispatches No. 194

AGM 13-14.10.2014 to run alongside ship management conference – BOOK A DATE IN YOUR CALENDAR

For the first time in 4 years history of InterManager Dispatches they did not reach you last week. We are very, very sorry for that. This was caused by us moving server and updating software. Despite the best laid plans and extensive Risk Assessment carried out before the move we had disaster – a lot of your servers were treating us as someone abusing e-mail systems.

Please accept our sincere apologies.


InterManager supported Seafarers UK by running London Marathon – we raised so far £ 411 – if you think you could help please “chip in” http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=JakubSzymanski


InterManager is gathering ship and shore staff together to take part in this year’s fund-raising 24 Peaks Challenge, organised by Seafarers UK.

Secretary General Captain Kuba Szymanski has already put together four teams which include staff from ship manager Member Bernhard Schulte and Associate Members SOFTImpact, Shipserve and ALLMode, Hill Dickinson,  but he is keen to encourage more InterManager supporters to take part.

“This will be my sixth time of taking part and I love doing it. It’s a great opportunity to challenge yourself and to build team spirit,” Kuba revealed in the latest edition of InterManager’s electronic newsletter Dispatch.

Taking part in the 24 Peaks Challenge can help bridge the gap between ship and shore staff he says. “This is a great event. Having teams which combine seafarers and shore staff can help build team spirit and bridge the gap between sea and shore.”

Organised by Seafarers-UK, the 24 Peaks Challenge involves walking up 24 high UK peaks in just 24 hours and takes place on the weekend of July 12-13. To take part your team will need to comprise 5/6 physically fit walkers plus at least one support crew and should raise a minimum donation of £4,000 per team.

Would you like to learn more?  E-mail Kuba at [email protected]


Last week

05- 12 April – Superintendency Course – IOM – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

12 April – ILO – SRI – Geneva – Kuba Szymanski attending


This Week

All quiet.


Looking forward:

23-24 April – Odessa – 2nd International Forum on Seafarers’ Education, Training and Crewing (ETC-2014)  Kuba Szymanski attending

28 April through 2 May – IMO – London ; Legal Committee, Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

13-14 May – 17th Manning and Training Conference – Copenhagen – Kuba Szymanski chairing

12 through 23 May – IMO – London – MSC – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending on behalf of InterManager


Report from the activities attended on behalf of Members:

ILO Geneva – well publicised meeting addressing abandonment issues


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.


23-24th of April 2014 the 2nd International Forum on Seafarers’ Education, Training and Crewing (ETC-2014)  in Odessa, which contains Conference and Exhibition.

InterManager members 20% discount – please contact Capt. Kuba Szymanski



23-24 April 2014 – The 7th Annual Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery Conference & Awards – London
With over 200 senior stakeholders attending the 2013 conference, this event has become a must attend for: owners, operators, managers, engine/ship designers/builders, fuel/lubrication/equipment manufacturers, regulators, class societies and industry associations. The conference will address the leading issues facing marine engineering through best-practice insights.  
InterManager members 10% discount – please 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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