Dispatches No. 233

InterManager and ECSA To Host Practical Workshop On Large Scale Rescues at Sea

 The challenges faced by seafarers and ship operators when undertaking large-scale rescues at sea will be examined and discussed during a practical workshop scheduled to take place on Monday March 2.

Delegates attending European Shipping Week, including ship owners, ship managers and Flag State representatives, will benefit from the workshop which is being organised jointly by InterManager, the international trade association for ship managers, and the European Community Shipowners Association, supported by Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU. Workshop is scheduled for 1400 on the 02nd of March at Malta Embassy at Rue Archimède 25/Archimedesstraat 25 1000 Brussels. There will be a lunch served starting from 1300

Recent months have seen several merchant ships come to the aid of small vessels in distress at sea and loaded, often overloaded, with large numbers of migrants.

Women, children and men have been taken onboard cargo vessels to save them from drowning at sea. Large numbers have been rescued – some vessels have transported more than 500 people to safety, often in the Mediterranean to Italy.

Such actions are both praiseworthy and expected from seafarers, who are following regulations such as the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS). However, merchant vessels are not equipped to carry large numbers of passengers, some of whom may be injured, sick, very young, elderly or pregnant.

Best practice procedures, suitable equipment and training are needed to equip seafarers to handle such incidents and to ensure the safety of themselves, their vessel and the rescued people.

This workshop is intended to help shipping companies understand and evaluate the issues involved and understand recommended practices to ensure the safety of crew and refugees.

For further information and to register your attendance please contact Capt. Kuba Szymanski at kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org


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Last week

Travel in Europe – visiting members

This Week:

Preparation for Mass Rescue at Sea Workshop on the 2nd of March in Brussels

Looking forward:

22-28 February – Skiing Holidays

05 March – Wrashash – Fatigue Workshop – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending

09-11 March – Bermuda – TK Foundation Board Meeting – Capt. Kuba Szymanski Attending



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.


02 March 2015 – Brussels – Mass Rescues at Sea – Joint InterManager and ECSA workshop – Venue : Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU Rue Archimède 25/Archimedesstraat 25 1000 Brussels


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 conferences@propulsionconference.com 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: jenna.warren@informa.com Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7017 6788


17-18 March 2015, London – 7th Chemical and Product Tanker Conference


Run in conjunction with the International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA), the 7th Chemical & Product Tanker conference will once again provide shipowners and charterers with an in-depth view of the issues of the day. Freight markets & ship finance as well as key operational and legislative issues will be examined by an expert panel of speakers.


This event has become the annual gathering for all those involved in chemical and product shipping and includes a combination of conference. In addition to this, there is also a shale gas workshop on 19th March to learn about the impact of shale gas on trading patterns and vessel types.

Topics under the spotlight include:

– Chemical and product tanker market outlooks
– Proposed mandatory energy efficiency measures for shipping
– Impact of shale gas on trade and vessels
– Creative sources of ship finance
– Changes to cargo carriage requirements
– Bunkers – pricing, quality and testing




More information is available from www.navigateevents.com or enquiries@navigateevents.com





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 mahsan@acieu.net

Telephone:                  +44 (0) 203 141 0606
E-mail:                         mahsan@acieu.net
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 April at Effingham London Shipowners’ Golf Society meeting.

Interested in Golf event Members please get in touch with Capt. Paddy McKnight paddy@intermanager.org in order to participate in InterManager team.

InterManager will be entering a team of 4 to compete in the London Shipowners’ Golf Society Spring meeting at Effingham (a few miles south of Leatherhead) on Friday 24th April 2015 captained by Paddy McKnight.  The day starts from 0730 with traditional bacon rolls and coffee, team and individual match play from 0830 followed by a really good lunch then 9 competitive holes in the afternoon concluding with tea and prize giving.  The cost for an enjoyable day out, some might say one of spoiling an extensive walk, is £97 per head so any keen golfers should please get in touch with either Kuba or Paddy.


24-26 April 2015 – 60th International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA) – 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: scarlettchua@epc.com.sg, 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



4th IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference


This year sees the enforcement of the US Coast Guard’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) regulations and the ratification of the IMO BWM Treaty.


The 4th IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference (7-8 May 2015 at ZSL, London Zoo) aims to explore how to successfully navigate this turbulent period of change in the shipping industry’s history.

Register here

LINK: http://www.imarest.org/events-courses/events-conferences/ballast-water-technology-conference/4th-ballast-water-technology-conference


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 rbaryah@acieu.net

Brgds Kuba
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General InterManager

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


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