Dispatches No. 250



InterManager, the international trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, has welcomed the appointment of Mr Ki-tack Lim of the Republic of Korea as the incoming Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation.

Speaking minutes after the announcement was made at a special vote at the UN body’s London headquarters, Kuba Szymanski, InterManager Secretary General, said the role of the IMO was never more important as it is today and the appointment of a new IMO head with the experience and knowledge that Mr Ki-tack Lim has, was crucial to it continuing its important work.

“Today’s ship managers, whether in-house or third party, need to know that rules governing the safe operation and management of today’s ships are internationally binding and reflect the vagaries of this highly sophisticated and professional industry,” he said.

“InterManager has always been a strong supporter of the work of the IMO and has never shied away from working closely with fellow stakeholders to ensure that the right legislative framework is in place to allow shipping to grow in a safe and totally sustainable way.” Capt Szymanski added.



Tell us what you think about Crew Connectivity on-board and win a Smart Watch!

How good was the connectivity and communications services you experienced on your last voyage? How easy were they to access, what services did you use and what future services would you like ship operators to provide?

Futurenautics is conducting its annual Crew Connectivity Survey and would like to hear from you about your experiences of connectivity at sea. The survey is a multiple choice online survey for serving seafarers only. As in 2014, Futurenautics will make the full report available free to all seafarers and will also give away 3 Smart Watches in a prize draw to 3 lucky survey participants.

We believe that the publication of the full research findings will benefit seafarers and the wider industry by giving a full picture of the current connectivity facilities provided at sea, allowing companies and seagoing staff to benchmark provision by sector and across the industry.

For your chance to win one of three Smart Watches please take the survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015CrewConnectivity

To download the results of last year’s Futurenautics Crew Communications Survey click here: http://www.futurenautics.com/crewcomms14/


Many thanks and good luck!




Last Week:

Visiting members in London

25.06.2015 – Sailor’s Society Gala Dinner on board of Cutty Sark – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

This Week:

29.06.2015 – London – Raising standards of wellbeing for seafarers; Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager.

Looking forward:

End of InterManager Financial Year (30 June)

Audit of accounts



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.


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]


Ballast Water Management Technology North America
24 – 25 September 2015, Miami
Overcoming regulatory barriers and reducing shipowner risk


Join our 2015 BWMTech community and meet 120+ key industry players from across the globe, network with 80+ shipowners and receive 14+ hours of content to find the solutions that you need.

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Green Ship Technology North America
17 – 18 November 2015, Washington DC
Harmonising global industry regulations and promoting sustainability in shipping


Attend GST North America and meet 250+ green shipping professionals, hear from 60+ expert speakers and gain a unique opportunity to network with our Green Ship Technology community.

Quote VIP code FKT2946IMNL to save 20%

Brgds Kuba
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General



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