Dispatches No. 429

With one week to go we have reached maximum capacity of Columbia Plaza for our event below !!!

InterManager one-day conference set to consider environmental measures

Sulphur regulations, ballast water management and environmental regulation will come under the spotlight during a one-day conference being held by InterManager, in association with the Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA),and IMarEST Cyprus Branch, in Limassol, Cyprus, on March 13.

‘Scrubbers and Ballast Water Systems’ is aimed at superintendents and ship managers who want to understand how the latest technical and environmental changes will affect the operation of their vessels and who wish to put in place procedures and practices to ensure they meet modern shipping requirements.

Considerations such as the effect of new legislation on Port State Control, vetting procedures, Flag inspections and onboard maintenance regimes will be discussed as well as the effects of the installation and maintenance of scrubbers and ballast water management systems on crewing operations and training.


Captain Kuba Szymanski, InterManager Secretary General, said: “We have put together this one-day conference in response to industry feedback. We believe the event will be of great benefit to a range of shipping personnel including marine, HSEQ and technical superintendents, training officers, personnel officers, purchasers, ship owners and managers.”


The Scrubbers and Ballast Water Systems conference will take place on March 13 at the Columbia Plaza hotel in Limassol, Cyprus from 9am to 5.30pm. To book online go to the Eventbrite listing: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scrubbers-and-ballast-water-systems-for-superintendents-intermanager-environmental-conference-for-tickets-56971217445





Title: Scrubbers and Ballast Water Systems for Superintendents and Ship Managers – InterManager and BEMA Conference


Date: 13th March

Venue: Columbia Plaza, Limassol , Cyprus

SliDo: #ENVIM19


Data Protection Committee

Has started their works and is open for new members:


Aims and Objectives:
·         To create ‘Data Protection Best Practice Guidelines for Ship Management’ for the benefit of the ship management community.

o   This would address ship manager-specific data protection issues, e.g. compliance with GDPR and other local data protection requirements outside of the EEA, how to handle data transfers (to large numbers of recipients) and international data transfers.

  • To gather interest from ship managers across the industry to:

o   Increase the breadth of knowledge and experience to help create these Guidelines

o   Give these Guidelines more weight and credibility


Last week:

Skiing Holiday



This Week:

Internal Videotel Seminar  – Capt Kuba Szymanski providing views on Ship Management

Working with potential Members

Administration of the Cyprus Event

Preparation for ExCom meeting next week.


Looking forward:

Conferences in Cyprus in March 2019 13th March

Executive Committee Meeting in Cyprus 14th March

International Lifeboat Group meeting in London 02 April

Crew Connect 10th April 2019 Hamburg – President Bjorn Jebsen representing InterManager

IMO SSE on 4 to 8 March, Capt. Paddy McKnight attending on behalf of 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 are being worked on.


23 March to Sunday 31 March 2019 – EMCS are now taking reservations for the next Ship Superintendents’ Training Programme, running from Saturday 23 March to Sunday 31 March 2019.

The course is endorsed by DNV-GL, IMarEST, University College, the Isle of Man Ship Registry, InterManager and EMCS International.

Originally designed for newly appointed recruits to the position of Superintendent and seagoing Engineers and Deck Officers coming ashore, the training has evolved to provide an excellent foundation in all aspects of maritime operations.  The programme welcomes delegates from all over the world from a variety of roles and maritime sectors including commercial shipping, yacht management, ship repair etc, to gain an oversight and understanding of roles and responsibilities to facilitate good working relationships.

The major asset of the programme is the vast wealth of experience from a professional team of lecturers, having accumulated between them over 250 years’ experience in every aspect of the Shipping Industry.  Many employers have realised the fundamental benefits of an exceptionally intensive nine consecutive day programme, encompassing two weekends, to the point that the programme is now compulsory for their new superintendents (and often employees holding a variety of other positions within their organisation).


The cost of the 9 day programme is £3,000.  If you would like any further information or to make a reservation then please do not hesitate to contact us, or visit http://www.emcs.co.im/superintendents-course/


CrewConnect Europe is taking place on 9 -11 April at the Empire Riverside Hotel in Hamburg. Join 150+ crewing professionals to discuss solutions for recruitment, training and welfare for seafarers in the digital age at the most established and comprehensive solutions-based event dedicated to crewing & marine education and training in Europe.

Event highlights:

  • Up to 18 CPD points
  • Speakers from InterManager, Starbulk SA, BIMCO, UK Chamber of Shipping, Columbia Shipmanagement, Klaveness Shipmanagement SA, International Chamber of Shipping and more!
  • New separately bookable summit: developing a digital competence framework for shipping


Agenda https://goo.gl/5HKv9y

To benefit from a 20% Intermanager discount in addition to the early bird, which is available until Friday 8th March, please use VIP code FKT3556INTER during registration or follow this link https://goo.gl/NVck2N


Seafarers UK 24 Peaks Challenge, 6-7 July

For one of the toughest, most exhilarating and empowering corporate events, Seafarers UK is recruiting teams of four-seven walkers, plus a support driver per team, for the charity’s 2019 fundraising event in July. Teams need a good base level of fitness and a commitment to training, including steep hill hiking to prepare for the two 10-14 hour back-to-back days. To contribute towards vital funding to support seafarers, every team pledges to raise a minimum of £4,000 through fundraising. Every team member receives a T-shirt, medal and great support for their preparation and fundraising, both in the build-up to the event and during the exciting weekend. After this fantastic team-building and truly challenging event, team meetings will never be the same! Does your organisation have what it takes?


Email: [email protected]

DD: 020 7932 5960

Mob: 07795 065441



Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266


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