Dispatches No. 416

InterManager is delighted to welcome new Associate Member: Hull Wiper – Dubai based company specializing in cleaning vessels hulls safely, efficiently and with minimal impact on the marine environment, wherever vessels go. Using innovative ROV technology to replace traditional diver and brush methodology to mitigate the risk to the eco-system, hull coatings and human life. To reduce carbon emissions, boost fuel efficiency and extend the time periods between cleaning through the use of the eco-friendly HullWiper system.



We are pleased to advise that we have been requested by some of our members to look into the Mental Health of seafarers.

First of all we have done “stock check” of information available and checked the sources. As a result please find two widely quoted articles in the Maritime Press



We are looking forward to receiving your comments.


VIDEOTEL – InterManager member has kindly produced excellent training package free of charge for readers of Dispatches available from:




Dear Member please be also advised of InterManager co-sponsored

Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents working with situations

involving missing seafarers

This guide covers managing relationships onboard, actions that should be taken, and managing relationships with the families of seafarers who have gone missing.

Available now from:




Last week

19 through 23 November- IMO  Council 121 (c121)– London – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager – full report available from: https://www.intermanager.org/2018/11/imo-council-121st-session-19-23-november-2018/

Mental Health of the seafarers – members project

Enclosed Spaces – members project

ISSA Convention – preparation

MACN – works with members

Electronic Logbooks – members project

23-24 November 2018 – Istanbul, 63rd ISSA Convention. – Capt. Kuba Szymanski Attending



This Week:

27 November 2018 – London – SRI, Trustees meeting, Capt. Kuba Szymanski attending

28 November 2018 – Szczecin – Polish Contractual Seafarers Seminar – Capt. Kuba Szymanski Attending

Working on Seafarers Mental Health project

Working on Enclose Space Entry project (Meeting with P and I Clubs)

Working with MACN on their training project


Looking forward:

3 through 7 December  – IMO – London – MSC 100 from Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

Chairing BWMTech London 2018 Workshop on the 5th of December

Participating in IMO HEIG (Human Element Industry Group) Early December

Working with Solent University on their January IMO Conference

Working on Bi- Monthly Dispatch December issue

Christmas J


3-5 December 2018, London – BWMTech London 2018,

2 day conference and crewing workshop with over 100 attendees. Hear from the IMO, BEMA & MSC Cruises on implementation of the BWM Convention

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3389IM or follow this link: https://goo.gl/5Z27Vw



4-5 December 2018, London  – V-Tracks 2018,

Lloyds Maritime Academy presents a 2 day seminar on using, implementing and optimizing vessel tracking

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3334IM or follow this link: https://goo.gl/ghGFsm


5-7 December 2018, London – Salvage & Wreck Removal,

Risk Management for casualty response and wreck removal

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3429IM or follow this link: http://bit.ly/SalvageConf2018


Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266


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