Dispatches No. 389

Dear Members

CONTINUED PROBLEMS WITH BUNKERS SUPPLIED IN AND AROUND HOUSTON AREA  – as reported by VISWA Lab. – if you are interested please get in touch:  kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org

We are very pleased to report result of great cooperation between InterManager members:

SOFTimpact’s maritime crewing solution CREWimpact interfaced with Seagull Training Administrator.

Press Release Horten/Athens xx.05.2018

Leading maritime training provider, Seagull AS, have collaborated with IT specialists, SOFTimpact, to develop a web interface between their software systems. The technical collaboration of ‘CREWimpact’ crewing solution is now integrated with Seagull Training Administrator (STA) and enables the automatic exchange of information between the two systems. In practical terms, this means that users can maintain their information in CREWimpact, which will then automatically synchronise all updates from STA.

The main benefits are the reduction of the administration time and the potential for human error. Also, this allows crewmembers to gain better control over the results of online and offline courses per seafarer rank. All training records and updates follow the seafarer wherever he/she is.

SOFTimpact and Seagull are also pleased to see international shipping company, Vroon, user of both CREWimpact and STA systems, benefiting from this system integration. The new integrated and unified process further improves the group’s training plan for all seafarers. It also supports and enhances the company’s safety culture, enriches safety awareness amongst crew and shore base staff, and helps reduce the number of accidents on-board.

Diederic van Keulen, Head Crewing in Vroon, comments that: “the internal stakeholders benefit of the integration between CREWimpact and Seagull. This is reflected in easy access to CBT onboard and easy monitoring by the master and crewing team of the seafarer’ training program in STA. The CBT program is controlled centrally so adjustments to the training program are quickly done and immediately available onboard. STA meets the company requirements as well as TMSA and OVMSA requirements”.

The implementation, monitoring, regular review and continuous maintenance of training processes are further enhanced by this system’s integration.


We had more than 200 responses in last 4 weeks – but we need a bit more to have the results really viable. Therefore , please, please, please help us with below:

Our Associate Member – Solent University is performing very interesting study on mentoring at sea. Your participation would mean a lot for this project. Could we also very kindly ask you to disseminate this to your crews on board please?

Survey Link:  https://educ.sphinxonline.net/v4/s/fxdvtv

The project website link is:  www.solent.ac.uk/mentoring-seafarers


Last week

Working with members on;

Study on mentoring at sea – Solent Uni

Mental health of the seafarers – Videotel

Crew Connect Hamburg

Executive Committee meeting in Hamburg 22nd May


This Week:

Working with members on;

Study on mentoring at sea – Solent Uni

Mental health of the seafarers – Videotel

Crew Connect Hamburg

Executive Committee meeting in Hamburg 22nd May

16-25 May – London  Maritime Safety Committee meets for its 99th session  Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

Cyber Security Survey and works of InterManager committee

BMP 4 – Meeting in London. Max Williams representing InterManager


Looking forward:

16-25 May – London  Maritime Safety Committee meets for its 99th session  Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

20th of May InterManager co-sponsors the IMO golf tournament at Selsdon Park, current holder from last year being the IMO Secretary General.

22nd May – Hamburg – InterManager ExCom meeting

22nd May – London – IMO – ILG meeting Capt. Paddy McKnight attending on behalf of members

23-24th May – Hamburg – Crew Connect – Members wishing to attend please get in contact for VIP seats


Project updates:

Adopt a Ship

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

As of this week we have:
40 classes and 6 School Libraries in Poland, 2 Universities in Poland, 1 kindergarten in Poland; 3 orphanages in India  – 35 ships

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



16th -17th May in Antwerp, Belgium.

The European Environmental Ports Conference 2018. The event will bring together senior representatives from the global port community and shipping companies, as well as environmental policy-makers, academic experts, consultants, and technology providers.

The two-day event features informative presentations on the very latest challenges, solutions and developments in reducing emissions, pollution and energy consumption, as well as engaging discussion around the exciting potential of co-operation and symbiosis.

InterManager members are entitled to a 15% discount on registration. To claim contact Cheryl Williams on + 44 (0)203 141 0623 / cwilliams@acieu.net and quote MEPe2MKT

Event Website: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/environmental-ports-conference/


23-24 May Hamburg – Crew Connect Hamburg.


Full Members please get in touch for VIP pass


Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266


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