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For the attention of non-governmental organizations in consultative status with IMO
This is to remind that the deadline for the receipt of nominations for the 2015 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea by the IMO Secretariat is 15 April 2015.
Circular Letter No.3483 inviting nominations together with Circular Letter No.3526 promulgating the revised Award Guidelines are attached herewith should your organization wish to submit nominations.
Circular letter available from email@example.com
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.
23 – 25 March – IMO – London – SSA Session – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending – for full report please visit: http://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/
24 March – Hamburg – Users Forum – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
24 March – London – Monalisa 2 meeting – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing for report please read below
23-25 March – USA – CMA Shipping 2015 at the Stamford Hilton – President Gerardo Borromeo representing InterManager
Reports for members from attended meetings:
The focus of Monalisa is to define and propose a comprehensive Sea Traffic Management System (STM) concept that increases operational efficiency and safety as well as generating environmental benefits within the maritime industry. At the meeting on 24 March 2015, the proposition was made that the sea phase of a voyage should be integrated with the harbour phase and that given an assured time of entry into harbour, a vesssel could slow down and use less fuel rather than spending hours waiting at anchor. The need to separate traffic into sectors such as Passenger, Bulk, Containers, Oil Tankers, Chemical Tankers, OSV’s etc was made by BIMCO as all of these many trades had differing expectations within the confines of the port. The Mona Lisa presenters also finally accepted that there is a need to separate the route into ‘critical segments’ and to also acknowledge that Port Authorities and Port State control are service providers (or Landlords), also that the ultimate power in any Port is that wielded by the Stevedores.
Having initially stated that 73% of the cost of any voyage are those incurred at the berth, they gradually appeared to reduce the quantum of that figure as the meeting progressed. Charter Party terms were also a facet of the voyage they knew little about, or if they did, had chosen to ignore.
Two ports are being used to amass data for STM, namely Gothenburg and Valencia, also the Target Concept Validation Phase will require the participation of a large number of vessels in order to accumulate the necessary data. Funding for the next phase of the study will be adjudged in June/July of this year and if given the go-ahead, the Development & Deployment phase will take place in 2016/17/18.
The general framework planned for the meeting was thrown out of the window because of vigorous participation from Industry figures (of whom there were 16) and the meeting continued as one prolonged presentation of the plan which was constructively criticised from the floor. In their summing up, the Presenters acknowledged that they need to build a much stronger Strategic and Business case, whilst also concluding that more effort and resources will be necessary. In addition, more emphasis on the safety case will be made at the behest of the Nautical Institute.
The next meeting will take place in late September/early October this year, probably in Brussels and the final conference is to be held in Gothenburg on 10 & 11 November 2015.
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.
24 April at Effingham London Shipowners’ Golf Society meeting.
Interested in Golf event Members please get in touch with Capt. Paddy McKnight firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 6thFebruary
- Spread the word of your speaker engagement and the 20% discount via yourLinkedIn business network or to yourtwitter followers
- They can book by filling in the discounted form on the attached brochure,online, by email@example.com or by calling +44 (0) 20 7017 5511.
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.
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 websitewww.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: 12th Ballast Water Management Summit
Dates: 16th -17th September 2015
Contact Name: Mohammad Ahsan
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 203 141 0606
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Website Link: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/conferences/eu-mbw12.asp
15% Discount Code for members / subscribers: MBW12MA15
Essential Guide for Shipowners: Preparing Plans for Selection, Installation and Operating BWT Systems
ACI’s 12th Ballast Water Management has taken a forefront position on the agenda of many ship owners & operators as more and more states continue to ratify the IMO Ballast Water Convention. The 12th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide you with an overview from key regulators and classification societies, case studies of ship owners’ operational experiences and their implementation experiences through the process of selection and integration of ballast water systems. This year, there will be greater comparison between different technologies to give a better overview of available systems and expert guidance on your selection process.
KEY PRESENTATIONS THIS YEAR INCLUDE:
- Install Ballast Water Management System Now or Wait for IMO Ratification
- Operations in US Waters: What You Need to Know
- IMO Assembly adjustments to the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention
- Alternate Management System (AMS): What are Your Options?
- Exemptions from ballast water management requirements
- What are the Alternatives to Ballast Water Management: Ballast Free Ships?
- Long-Term Maintenance Plans for Ballast Water Management Systems
- Crew Training: Efficient Use of Ballast Water Management Systems
For more information & registration, please contact Mohammad Ahsan on +44 (0) 203 141 0606 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General InterManager