Dispatches No. 431

Dear readers – as you read this Dispatches, we are in Cyprus attending WISTA CREWING CYPRUS conference, Capt. Kuba Szymanski will talk about importance of connectivity between ship and shore.


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:

Conferences in Cyprus in March 2019 13th March

Executive Committee Meeting in Cyprus 14th March

Meetings with members in Cyprus



This Week:

Enclosed Space Project – administration

Conferences in Cyprus in March 2019 13th March

Adopt a Ship project


Looking forward:

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

IMO Legal Committee meeting (LEG 106) from 27 – 29 March 2019, Capt. Paddy McKnight attending on behalf of InterManager


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



The Loch Ness Challenge – 28th August – 2nd September 2019


Paddling 60 miles in 4 days, teams of 2 from the shipping industry in an open topped canoe along the great glen way, which includes Loch Ness.

Participants will camp along the shores getting back to basics, no experience necessary.


Registration £100

Minimum fundraising amount £1250 pp

Video advert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFiI3DGup6g


Ride London 100 – 4th August – poster attached

We’re looking for cyclists to join our fundraising team this August to cycle 100 miles across London and into Surrey.


Registration £100

Minimum sponsorship £400

Video advert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNuucDNep9A


Mt Kilimanjaro August 2020

We are taking on this giant of the world in August 2020 and looking for participants now so training can begin and to build a good plan for fundraising.

This is certainly one of life’s achievements and will not be forgotten easily!


Minimum sponsorship amount £5000

Brochure and video being created.


I hope you’re well, and join me in a canoe or a trek maybe?

Kindest regards

Rebecca Bridgen

Events Fundraiser

Sailors’ Society

+ 44 7712 404130



Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266




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