Dispatches No. 420

Happy New Year to all our readers.



The Effective Crew Project Conference

Stable and fluid teams: Impacts on safety, welfare and finance.

31st January 2019

At the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) London

We are delighted to invite you to our Cross-Industry Conference where we will be disseminating the findings from the Effective Crew Project and hearing from focused panels to debate key issues arising from the research. There will be many opportunities for discussion and networking with stakeholders from Maritime, Healthcare, Professional Sports and Aviation industries among others. Post-conference drinks and canopies will be served in the delegate’s lounge at the IMO from 5.30 pm onwards.

Please click on the link below to register for the conference. This will ensure your place for the day and will allow us to keep you updated on related developments.


For further information about the project, please visit:



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:

Holidays – Christmas and New Year break



This Week:

Scrubbers and Ballast Water Systems for Superintendents – InterManager Environmental Conference for members – preparation for the 13th March Conference in Cyprus

ExCom – 14th March

January issue of Bi Monthly Dispatch

End of the year administration

Working with Solent University on their January IMO Conference



Looking forward:

Participating in IMO HEIG (Human Element Industry Group) Mid January

Working with Solent University on their January IMO Conference

Working on Bi- Monthly Dispatch December issue – 07.01.2019

NCSR 6 will convene from Wednesday 16 through Friday 25 January 2019 – Capt. Paddy McKnight might attend on behalf of our members

Multi-stakeholder dialogue and capacity-building partnership event, New York, UNHQ, 24-25 January 2019 (NGOs) – George Hoyt representing InterManager


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

Key Topics:


  • Operating Successfully in a Hostile Environment
  • Overcoming Practical Challenges to Reach Polar Code Compliance
  • Freedom of Trade in the Arctic
  • Coordinating Global Aims for Arctic Development
  • Improving Communication Systems in the Arctic to Advance Shipping Capabilities
  • Keeping Up with Growing Demand for Vessels with Icebreaking Capacity
  • Shipping Opportunities Arising from Arctic Mining and Extraction Projects
  • Emerging Arctic Markets and Trade Routes
  • Updating Infrastructure in Line With Increasing Maritime Activity
  • Developing Arctic Tourism while Ensuring the Safety of Passengers, Crew and Local Communities and Wildlife


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

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

InterManager 20% discount – please use code: MASn8Ahsan


13th March 2019 – Scrubbers and Ballast Water Systems for Superintendents – InterManager Environmental Conference for members – Venue and agenda to be advised


Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266


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