Dispatches No. 284




The international ship managers’ body, InterManager, has reaffirmed its support for the welfare of seafarers, described as the “heart and soul” of shipping, at The Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2016 Conference


Moderating the morning session on Wednesday, entitled ‘How can crews stay connected?’, Gerardo Borromeo, President of InterManager heard from impassioned maritime stakeholders on how access to a good Internet connection has become a major concern of crews and, more widely, the shipping community. The panel discussed the impact of poor connectivity on the recruitment of new crew members, and also on all areas of communication and ship operation.


Speaking of the wider human element, Mr Borromeo said: “Attracting a new generation of seafarers and retaining them means we have to become more connected; allowing them to connect with family and friends back home. Without good Internet, we could lose some of the brightest, best seafarers we have ever seen.”


Continuing its commitment to the human element of the industry, InterManager Vice-President George Hoyt moderated an afternoon session on fatigue; an issue InterManager continues to fight tirelessly to raise awareness of. Mr Hoyt spoke of the importance of the human element during his moderation and said: “The human element is crucial to successful ship management and we must ensure we work together as an industry to raise standards and to encourage good staff – the best and the brightest – to enter and stay in shipping.”


Last Week:

14-15 March – Stockholm – Martha project – Capt. Kuba Szymanski represented InterManager

This Week:

21-23 March – CMA – President Gerardo Borromeo representing InterManager

Prof. Mike Barnett speaking on behalf of Martha Project

23 March – Cyprus – Cyber Security – InterManager and Nautical Institute Cyprus Branch joint seminar. Markus Schmitz representing InterManager

Looking forward:

04-08 April – IMO – London – FAL – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending representing InterManager members

09-16 April – Isle of Man – Ship Superintendency Course – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

20-21 April – Odessa – ETC Forum – Capt. Kuba Szymanski speaking about Fatigue Risk Management Systems and Project Martha

26th April – Lisboan – EMSA – Equasis Editorial Board – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

28-29 April – London – MACN meeting – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing 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.



13-14 April.The European Marine Engineering Conference will take place in Amsterdam, Day One’s topic is ‘achieving operational excellence in the year ahead’ and Day Two’s is ‘achieving operational excellence over the next five years’. A gala dinner will feature some hotly-contested awards. It is supported by Marine Propulsion magazine.


27 & 28 April, 2016, Singapore, 2nd IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Asia Conference,


With the ratification of the Ballast Water Convention finally expected in the early part of 2017 it poses the biggest change and challenge to face shipping in a generation. Despite this a great deal of uncertainty remains over key issues: IMO vs USCG regulations, approval of systems and testing and compliance, to name a few. This event will address these issues and more through case studies, interactive discussions and workshops. For further information click here and email [email protected] quoting BWT2/IM to receive an additional 15% discount when booking your place.


14th Ballast Water Management Summit, Baltimore,  4-5 May 2016
USCG, US EPA, Crowley Maritime, World Shipping Council, Chamber of Shipping of America, Mouawad Consulting, MERC and many others
Contact person: Piotr Baziuk, [email protected], +48 616 467 025


CrewConnect Europe Conference
The Largest & Most Interactive Event Dedicated to Crewing & Seafarer Education & Training in Europe

Conference: 9-10 May 2016 | Copenhagen
Training Competencies & STCW Focus Day: 11 May 2016 | Copenhagen

Visit the website: http://www.crewconnecteurope.com/FKT2959IMNL

* Register quoting FKT2959IMNL to save 20% *



ACI’s 6th Maritime Security Management Asia on 11th– 12th May 2016 in Singapore will be a comprehensive update on the evolving security threats that exist at sea. The conference will address detailed risk management and planning strategies that can be put in place in accordance with major regulations.
web: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/  Tel: +91 (0) 20 6527 2803 Fax: +44 (0) 207 593 0071 Email: [email protected]


22nd & 23rd June 2016 Baltimore, USA ACI’s 13th Vessel Efficiency and Fuel Management Conference.

This event will focus on the newly enforced Emission Control Area (ECA) and Fuel/ sulphur regulations. We will further scrutinize the technologies available for measuring performance and specific fuel-efficiency improving equipment, plus analysis and practical feedback of how to increase overall efficiency and performance by minimising the fleet’s energy demands. Essentially, the focus will be on how shipowners & the maritime industry can benefit from higher Return on Investment and optimise their performance with the latest vessel efficiency technology available.

InterManager members are entitled to a 15% discount until 29th April 2016: Quote: MBFMAN to claim.
For a copy of the event agenda or to register contact Cheryl Williams on +44 (0) 203 141 0623 or email [email protected]

ACI’s 15th Ballast Water Management Summit on 13th & 14th July 2016 in Singapore will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems.

​Registration contact: Priyesh Waghmare, Email: [email protected]
(Quote discount code: MBWMP15 to claim for 15% discount)

Agenda Link: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/02/MBWf6-MKT-Agenda.pdf
Brgds Kuba
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General

 +44 7624 498 266


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