Dispatches No.230

Lifeboat Safety – do you have opinion? Could you share it with us?

Please take part in our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NBJVMLM

More than 1750 responses so far. Could you send it to your sea staff and ask for their participation please.


InterManager Members invited to share their views on Cyber-Security & Resilience in Futurenautics study.

Futurenautics Research-responsible for the Crew Communications Survey-is asking InterManager members to participate in the Maritime Cyberwatch Survey, the first of its kind in the industry designed to understand how shipping and maritime organisations are approaching the challenges of cyber-security and cyber-resilience at board level. The full survey report will be available free of charge at the end of January 2015 to coincide with the Futurenautics Security issue. The online survey is anonymous, should take no more than 5-7 minutes to complete and can be found here. http://www.futurenautics.com/maritimecyberwatch

Last week

InterManager reached 1200 followers on Twitter

19 – 23 January 2015.  London – IMO Pollution Prevention and Response 2nd Session – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager – full report available from: http://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/


20th January – Dubai – InterManager Executive Committee meeting.

This Week:

26-27 January – Oslo – Meeting with InterManager member – Seagull

28-29 January – London – ACI’s 11th Optimising Vessel Maintenance Conference – Kuba Szymanski Chairing

Looking forward:

Isle of Man – Administration week

22-28 February – Skiing Holidays J


Report from the Conference – 11th Optimising Vessel Maintenance Conference


  • Caterpillar shown very interesting Condition Based Maintenance concept.
  • Only 2 % of the international shipping signed up for CBM
  • Class and Manufacturers seems to be the biggest obstacle, however CBM providers insisted that situation is getting better.
  • Risk Based Maintenance system was shown but seemed to be too “wishy – washy”

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.



4-5 March 2015The 37th Motorship Propulsion & Emissions Conference Hamburg, Germany. 


With the ECA 0.1% regulations having come into force on 1 January 2015, entitled ‘Keeping 2020 firmly in sight’ the Conference will provide initial operational and port state control authority feedback on working within the new sulphur limits together with what fuel is currently available and what the quality is like. Cylinder lubrication, fuel switching procedures, future fuels and ways to improve efficiency through monitoring fuel and general operations, together with a comparison of fuel switching, scrubbers or LNG will be covered.  Networking roundtable discussions to facilitate discussions will also be included.


Discounted rates available for InterManager’s members, call the Events team on +44 1329 825335, email [email protected] or visit www.propulsionconference.com.




11-12 March 2015, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

Europe’s largest Green Ship Technology gathering!

Join 350+ green ship technology professionals for top level content, conversations and collaboration. Gain global insight on innovation in sustainable ship design and energy sources, energy management and vessel efficiency, retrofitting, business strategies and growth drivers. Hear expert perspectives from 100+ senior shipping industry speakers on achieving sustainable shipping

Quote VIP code: FKT2743IMWL for a 20% discount. For more information: www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2743IMWL


Promoting best practices in Africa’s seafaring industries

Assess how stakeholders can work towards an integrated strategy for developing Africa’s crewing nations, let regional experts guide you through the challenges and potential pitfalls of crewing in Africa’s offshore hotspots, and participate in the afternoon crewing task force and generate new solutions for training and recruitment.

To find out more or register your place, visit: http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2868IMNL
InterManager members receive 20% discount to attend when quoting VIP Code FKT2868IMNL

Jenna Warren – Marketing Manager – Informa Maritime and Energy & Lloyd’s Maritime Academy

Maple House, 3rd Floor, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AD

Email: [email protected] Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7017 6788


18th & 19th of March 2015,           6th Arctic Shipping Summit, Montreal, Canada

 Developments in Arctic Shipping Operations & Infrastructure

 The 6th Arctic Shipping Summit will highlight the achievements of Canada’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and discuss the USA’s forthcoming plans. It will review the need for improvements in infrastructure and advancements in technology as well as operational and logistical challenges encountered by ship owners and OSV Operators in harsh Arctic conditions. It will address key developments in transport and regulation in the Arctic as well as commercial and safety issues.

This summit, through presentations, roundtable discussion and case studies will examine practical solutions to Arctic shipping issues and present the latest innovations of technology in this specialised area.

Delegates will be drawn from the Shipping Operators, Owners, Coastguard and Transport Authorities, Shipbuilders and Shipyards, Designers, Repairing companies, Vendors and Subcontractors, Energy and Mining companies, Naval Architects and Engineers, Ice Forecasters and Meteorologists, Ice Management Specialists, Consultants, Researchers, Brokers, Financiers and Investors.

For 15% WORLDOILS subscribers discounted registration or for brochure, please contact Mohammad Ahsan on +44 (0)20 3141 0606 or [email protected]

Telephone:                  +44 (0) 203 141 0606
E-mail:                         [email protected]
Contact Name:              Mohammad Ahsan

Conference Fee:           Full Price £1495.

Link to Agenda: http://v11.vuturevx.com/exchange-sites/Whitmore%20Group/59/events-pdfs-eu/mas6-agenda-mkt.pdf


24-26 April 2015 – 60th International Ship Suppliers Association Convention & Trade Exhibition


Held in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week and coincides with Singapore’s 50th year of independence, the ISSA Convention and Trade Exhibition is back to stage in the Republic with its diamond jubilee presentation in 2015. This annual conference and exhibition aims to be the meeting place for the ship supply community and industry stakeholders including ship owners, managers and port operators to address critical industry challenges and share innovative business solutions for sustainable quality standards in the maritime sector.


The conference highlights on the heritage of Singapore shipping: the journey of innovation and productivity where proven technologies and innovative methodologies adopted by the various sectors and at different geography will be discussed. Participants get to hear the success stories from industry veterans and leaders, gain insight into the formula in achieving optimal efficiency, productivity and cost control management of their ship supply business amidst tough maritime market conditions.

For more information please contact: Ms Scarlett Chua, Professional Conference Organiser, on +65 9336 9841, email: [email protected], or visit www.issa2015-singapore.com.


28 – 29 April 2015, European Manning and Training conference, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

Here is the discount information for InterManager members:

• VIP Code: FKT2768EMSPK – provides a 20% discount for an unlimited number of your contacts.


  • Your contacts can also get an early booking discount of up to £300 when registering by 6th February

    • Spread the word of your speaker engagement and the 20% discount via your LinkedIn business network or to your twitter followers



Shipping industry asked to ‘Get Stripey’ on 15 May to raise funds for seafarers in need


Shipping companies, port operators and maritime businesses are being asked by Seafarers UK to ‘Get Stripey’ on Friday 15 May 2015 to raise funds for seafarers in need and their families.


Getting sponsored to wear stripey clothes to work is just one of the ideas suggested by the charity on a special website www.getstripey.org


‘Get Stripey’ day is being promoted by media partners Lloyd’s List and Lloyd’s List Intelligence, whose staff members will also be fundraising themselves.


All donations will go to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.


Seafarers UK makes grants of £2.5 million each year, but receives applications for double that amount. Last year grants to help 170,000 individuals were given to 70 organisations.


The charity receives no government funding and is heavily dependent on corporate support, public donations and legacies to maintain its grant-making programme.


For more information visit www.getstripey.org or phone Seafarers UK on 020 7932 0000.





17th June 2015 – 18th June 2015, Aberdeen, UK Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit 2015



  • Operational Experiences in New Installations
  • Regulations for a Developing Industry
  • Ensuring Crew Safety: How is This Best Accomplished?
  • Improving Turbine Access in Harsh Deep-water Conditions
  • Highlighting the need for High-Speed Vessels within the Offshore Wind Industry


More Info/ Registration:

Rohan Baryah

48 61 646 9780

[email protected]


Brgds Kuba
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General InterManager

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



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