Dispatches No. 241

InterManager is gearing up for Manning and Training conference in Copenhagen on the 28-29 April. Places are still available and our members can enjoy 20% discount. Please get in touch if you have not registered yet.


Last Week:

14 – 16 April London, 3 day meeting of Legal Committee at IMO – Capt. Paddy McKnight represents InterManager and full report is available from: http://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/

This Week:

20 April Geneva: Workshop on Saving Lives and Countering Migrant Smuggling – James Kellet, ALLMODE representing InterManager

22 April London: Equasis Editorial Board – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

23 April Warsash, Prof. Mike Barnett’s evening Fatigue lecture at Warsash – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager.


Looking forward:

28-29 April Copenhagen : Manning and Training Conference – Capt. Kuba Szymanski chairing

 24 April London, London Shipowners’ golf Society meeting at Effingham Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

06 May Cyprus, InterManager Mass Rescue at sea Workshop in Cyprus – Capt. Kuba Szymanski organising. If you are interested in participating please get in touch.

07 May Cyprus , Seagull User Forum – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

11 – 15 May London, MEPC 68 session at IMO Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

11 -12 May London, MHRA Conference , Capt. Kuba Szymanski speaking

02 June Oslo, InterManager Executive Committee Meeting 

04 June Oslo, Ocean Industry Podium, Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager and speaking.

3 – 12 June London, MSC 95 session at IMO- Capt. Paddy McKnight represents InterManager


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 [email protected] 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:[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 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 emailing[email protected] 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.

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 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.


We invite you to attend Nor-Shipping 2015, the leading maritime event week.

Nor-Shipping has been bringing the maritime world to Norway for 50 years. Why should you not miss this year Nor-Shipping?

– A top-quality exhibition

– High-end conferences

– Social events

See the event week’s full program: http://messe.no/en/nor-shipping/Program-2015/

Heidi Saether
[email protected]



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]

Name: 12th Ballast Water Management Summit

Location: Singapore
Dates: 16th -17th September 2015
Contact Name:  Mohammad Ahsan
Contact Telephone:  +44 (0) 203 141 0606
Contact E-mail: [email protected]

Website Link: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/conferences/eu-mbw12.asp

Agenda Link:


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.




  • 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 [email protected]



Brgds Kuba
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General InterManager




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