Brussels Workshop On Large Scale Rescues at Sea

InterManager and the European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) are holding a practical workshop on Monday March 2 to help shipping companies better understand and evaluate the challenges involved in carrying out large scale rescues at sea.

The workshop will take place during the first ever European Shipping Week in Brussels (March 2 – 6). European Shipping Week brings together professionals from throughout the shipping industry to highlight the importance of global shipping to legislators in Brussels such as the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.

For further information and to register your attendance please contact Capt. Kuba Szymanski at [email protected]


Date: 2nd of March

Venue:  Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU Rue Archimède 25/

Archimedesstraat 25 1000 Brussels


1300       Lunch

1400       Welcome and introduction

Capt. Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General, InterManager

1415       Presentation by a representative of the Maltese administration

1430       EU policy on migration at sea and border management

Charmaine Hili, Policy Officer Border Management & Schengen, DG Home

Affairs, European Commission

1445       Testimonials from Shipowners and ship managers

Baptiste Fantin, Safety Security Environment Supervisor, CMA CGM

Mark Martecchini, Managing Director, Stolt Tankers

1515       Guidance on large scale rescue operations at sea

Matthew Williams, Senior Marine Adviser and Assistant to Director Marine (Operations), International Chamber of Shipping

1530       Perspectives of security companies and media

James Kellet, Operations Director, Allmode

Sean Moloney, Managing Director, Elabor8

1600       Discussion with the audience

1645       Conclusions and closing remarks

Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, ECSA

1700       Event concludes



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