Dispatches No. 395

InterManager Supports IMO’s Annual Day of the Seafarer



The physical and mental wellbeing of seafarers must be given priority by ship managers – says InterManager General-Secretary Kuba Szymanski to mark Day of the Seafarer today.


As today (June 25th) is marking the IMO’s annual Day of the Seafarer, InterManager, the international trade association for third party and in-house ship managers, is happy that focus is being placed on the wellbeing of seafarers, as good mental health can lead to fewer accidents and increased productivity.


In line with this ethos, InterManager has been supporting a research project being carried out by Solent University in Southampton in examining seafarers’ welfare in a year-long project which focusses on mentoring seafarers.


The Mentoring Seafarers’ Project is looking at what the industry is offering in terms of mentoring provision, including both formal and informal schemes, and highlighting how these can help to combat issues faced at sea in order to improve the wellbeing of our seafarers.


Mr Szymanski said: “It is vital that we support our seafarers to ensure they are healthy and happy while out at sea. We must appreciate the challenges that come with being a seafarer such as loneliness, unsociable hours, and in some case high stress and fatigue levels. To ensure out seafarers are doing the most effective job, it is important they are given the necessary support to overcome these.


“However, it is important to remember seafaring is a very rewarding and fulfilling job. Similar to other industries, mental health is a challenge that must be supported and not ignored.  I welcome the IMO’s excellent campaign this year.



Last week

Working on 24 peaks Challenge

Continue with new bank account

Working on BMP 5

Starting work on ISSS – 12th September 2018 – London

Starting to work on InterManager AGM

Working on KPIs BOND issue


Adopt a ship project


This Week:

AGM and ISSS – 12 September 2018 – London


Bank and Accounts

Adopt a ship

InterManager benchmarking and KPI project



Looking forward:

02.07 – 06.07 – IMO – London – Council – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending representing InterManager

16.07 – 20.07 – IMO – London – HTW – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending representing InterManager

10.09 – 14.09 – IMO – London – CCC5 – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending representing InterManager

11.09 – London – Seagull Event – InterManager members welcomed. Capt. Kuba Szymanski speaking about “Human Touch” representing InterManager

12.09 – InterManager AGM and International Ship Management and Ship Owning Summit (ISSS) – London



Project updates:

Adopt a Ship

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

As of this week we have:
41 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 [email protected]


Digital Ship’s Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Hamburg


5 September 2018

Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
Address: Messeplatz 1,
20357 Hamburg

Conference room: Kopenhagen 1 – 3” in hall B3


Website: http://www.smm.thedigitalship.com



Building on the great success of the Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum in Rotterdam, Athens, Singapore and Hamburg last year, the 3 key sessions during this Digital Ship’s Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Hamburg will contain plenary presentations and panel discussions:


Session One: Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime Cyber Challenges and Focus on Building Resilience

Session Two: Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness

Session Three: Training, Awareness & Human Factor



To Register, click here:  http://www.smm.thedigitalship.com/register


Enquiries, please contact:  [email protected]



Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266


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