Dispatches No. 361

Bridge Alarms Survey

We would like to encourage our members to ask their seafarers to complete Shipowners Club survey regarding Bridge Alarms

It takes less than 5 minutes – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PKW762M

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Members are strongly encouraged to participate in ISWAN’s recently launched the International Seafarers Welfare Awards.

ISWAN is looking forward for Seafarers nominations in three of the four categories. Please see

http://seafarerswelfare.org/news-and-media/latest-news/launch-of-the-2018-international-seafarers-welfare-awards for further details.


Last Week:

  • Sustainable Manning Levels – project with members
  • Accounts with Auditors – still being audited
  • Adopt the Ship – 4 Ships now being adopted (2 schools in Poland adopted one ship) and 3 Orphanages in India adopted 3 ships with Polish Masters
  • Minutes of last ExCom meeting – submitted
  • Next ExCom and InterManager meeting in February in London – timing and venue + agenda
  • Abandonment of seafarers
  • Arranging presentations and travel for the forthcoming visit to Manila and Kong Kong
  • Working with potential members from China and Korea

24 October – KVH Videotel launch of new “Cyber Security” film – attended by Capt. Kuba Szymanski

25 October – London – Transforming Behaviour – Capt. Kuba Szymanski speaking


23-27 October – London – IMO – MEPC GHG – Capt. McKnight representing InterManager members – report available from: https://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/


This Week:

Adopt a Ship – working on more schools and ships

Getting ready for Manila – Moderating 2 panels – canvassing opinions and moderating discussions

Working with Auditors on Financial End of the Year

Abandonment – Ship Managers Best Practices – Preparing Terms of Reference, gathering Working Group Members

Preparing next ExCom meeting and Members Seminar in February 2018


Looking forward:


06-08 November – Manila – Crew Connect – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

09 November – Manila – PTC – Shipping KPIs seminar – Capt. Kuba Szymanski attending

24th November – Hong Kong – Nautical Institute Conference – $afe Manning on board the ships – Capt. Kuba Szymanski speaking and presenting Martha Project results + participating in the House Debate

27th NOV – 06th December – London – IMO – 30th Assembly – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager members


Project updates:

Adopt a Ship

InterManager has joined the Cyprus Chamber of Shipping initiated campaign Adopt A Ship.

As of this week we have:
3 classes in Poland, 3 in India  – 6 ships

4 classes in Poland getting ready – 5 more ships waiting for adoption

Anyone interested to learn more about Adopt A Ship project please get in touch with Capt. Kuba Szymanski [email protected]


1st November, 2017 Capital Link will hold its “7th Annual Operating Excellence in Shipping & Maritime CSR Forum” at the Chartered Accountants Hall at One Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA in cooperation with the Danish Shipowners’ Association, the German Shipowners Association and with the Support of the UK Department for International Trade and many industry associations.




6-8 November 2017 | Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila



In 2015, Asia-Pacific Manning and Training conference became CrewConnect Global. The conference now includes a truly international community of Marine HR professionals, covering more sectors of the industry than ever before.

Returning to Sofitel to bring you new perspectives on recruitment strategies, MET solutions and seafarer safety & welfare. New themes based on industry feedback Include: Seafarers – better off with or without access to communication tech? Crew supply – can crew agencies deliver and how to connect the crews of the cruise industry and digital disruption in shipping


Use code CCG17INTERMGR and save 20% on the registration fee – book via https://goo.gl/pkxPnq  to claim



10th & 11th November 2017 – Greece – Athens  ISSA Convention & Trade Exhibition – the 62nd such annual event we have staged – will be held at Hotel Divani Caravel, Athens,


We would be delighted if you would join us for this event full details of which may be found at www.issa2017.com


Because of our close relationship and as Associate Members of InterManager we are offering an extra special discount to you of 25% off the usual Delegate Fee.


This can be obtained when you go on-line to register at the Convention Web Site and use the dedicated registration facility just for InterManager Members.


We do hope we will be able to welcome you at ISSA 62 Athens.


Green Ship Technology North America

15-17 November, New York

Survival of the fittest in maritime: Make smart investments, ensure you are compliant, future proof your fleet.

The Green Ship Technology North America Conference will take place with Shipping2030, offering attendees access to 200+ technical experts & policy makers. Gain fresh insights into the global sulphur cap, ballast water regulation, the future of green ship design and much more.


InterManager readers save 20% – use VIP code MP17INM or visit https://goo.gl/EYgGvy



Shipping2030 North America

15-16 November, New York

Survival of the fittest in maritime: Make smart investments, harness innovation, stay ahead of the curve.

Shipping2030 North America will take place with Green Ship Technology conference, connecting 200+ senior level execs and tech innovators across the maritime industry. Gain fresh insights into IoT, digital infrastructure, smart ports, 3D printing and much more.


InterManager readers save 20% – use VIP code MP17INM or visit https://goo.gl/Nuetse


Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266



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