Dispatches No. 362

Bridge Alarms Survey – so far 200 answers – thank you.

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:

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



This Week:

Working from Manila

Attended Crew Connect 2017 – moderated 2 panels, represented InterManager

Working on InterManager Members event – 05.02.2017 – London – reverting with more details

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

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




Looking forward:


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, 2 Universities in Poland, 1 kindergarten in Poland; 3 orphanages in India  – 6 ships

2 more ships waiting for adoption

Anyone interested to learn more about Adopt A Ship project please get in touch with Capt. Kuba Szymanski kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org



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


Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea Conference (WASC) on 16 March 2018, London.


Following the success of the inaugural Wellness at Sea Conference in Singapore earlier this year, the 2018 agenda will address crew wellness and how this impacts on the health of the ship – and ultimately the health of the ship owner’s balance sheet.


A must-attend event for ship owners and all those concerned with the recruitment and retention of crews, WASC 2018 will:


  • feature presentations from industry and academic experts
  • explore all aspects of crew wellness
  • highlight how ship operations impact on crew morale and retention (including digital communications, ship safety and cyber awareness).
  • feature live polls, breakout discussions and a panel debate
  • offer networking opportunities with other industry leaders



Speakers include: Paddy Rodgers (Euronav), Stuart Edmonston (UKP&I Club), Drew Brandy (Inmarsat) and Dr. Rafael Lefkowitz (Yale University)


Date: 16 March 2018

Timings: 9:00-17:30, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: 99 City Road Conference Centre, London

Cost: early bird £75 plus VAT to 31/12/17 (£99 plus VAT thereafter)

Delegate passes include: pre-conference pastries, coffee breaks, buffet lunch, drinks reception and canapés


For more on the conference and to book your place visit: www.sailorssocietywasc.org



Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266


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