Dispatches No. 417

Ballast Water Management Conference in London (members could have attended for free)

I had a pleasure to chair the Day 3 – WORKSHOP

Attended mostly by manufacturers – 11 but also engineering companies and manufacturers of the monitoring equipment.

It might actually be more important to share with Members of InterManager who was NOT present:
Class, Flag, Cargo Owners, Ship Managers, Purchasers, Port State (Administration) representatives.

It was very interesting to hear manufacturers opinions about ship managers, main comments being:

  • It is owners who would decide on the equipment not the ship managers
  • Cheapest is the most important factor experienced by those in the room
  • Not interested in training packages
  • Not having REALISTIC Ballast Management Plan
  • Very low knowledge levels represented by those involved in contract negotiation (very often not a marine professional)

BEMA – Ballast Water Equipment Manufacturers’ Association https://bwema.org/  is ready to talk to us.

Did you know: there are 106 Ballast Water Treatment Equipment Manufacturers ?

 

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Enclosed Space Entry Campaign continues to be in the media: https://maritime-executive.com/features/time-to-rethink-safety-in-enclosed-spaces

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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:

https://www.intermanager.org/resources/industry-good-practice/

 

 

Last 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

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This Week:

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

Chairing BWMTech London 2018 Workshop on the 5th of December

 

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Looking forward:

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

 

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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

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14th Arctic Shipping Summit, 13th & 14th March, 2019 

 

Agenda link: https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/14th-arctic-shipping-summit/

Website: https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/arctic-shipping-summit/

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Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266

 

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