Dispatches No. 439

Dear Members

You may have heard the news this week that two of our members Videotel and Seagull have been acquired by a company called Oakley Capital Investments Limited. Over the past 40 years, Videotel and Seagull have established themselves as the best-in-class providers of e-learning to the maritime sector globally and speaking to the companies concerned, this bringing together of these two brands will open-up significant opportunities for ship managers keen to broaden and strengthen their training offerings. 


Indeed, according to Roger Ringstad, Managing Director of Seagull, as the shipping industry continues to make advancements in digitalisation, we see significant opportunities to further enhance the breadth and depth of products and services we offer our clients. “In Videotel and Oakley we believe that we have the perfect partners to support us on that journey.”


Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. and its successor funds, Oakley Capital Private Equity II, Oakley Capital Private Equity III and Oakley Capital IV, are unlisted, Western Europe-focused mid-market private equity funds with the aim of providing investors with significant long-term capital appreciation.

We wish all concerned good luck for the future.



Last week:

Enclosed Space Project – Press release

Working on speakers for https://www.forum.gdynia.pl/en/

Administration work

Paperless Ship Project – Administration



This Week:

Working on ISSS and AGM – 09.09.09

Enclose Space Project

HEIG – work in progress

Administration work

Working with speakers for https://www.forum.gdynia.pl/en/



Looking forward:

There is an exclusive 20% discount available for InterManager members attending the CruiseConnect Europe Summit, 29-30 May 2019, Alexandra Hotel Barcelona.

Dedicated to crew recruitment, training and retention for cruise, the summit will provide strategic advice on how best to recruit and retain talent in the coming years, covering aspects such as multi-cultural training, building a talent pipeline, technology and delivery of customer service in a culture of safety on board, and plenty more.

You will hear from and network with influential figures representing the largest cruise lines, associations and training providers including:

  • Magali Bertolucci, Director of Crew Development & Strategy, MSC Cruises
  • Nico Corbjin, Vice President, Crew Management, MSC HR
  • Douglas Diggle, Founder/ CEO, Cruise Shipping Association/ Across Oceans Group
  • Lena Dyring, Assistant Director, Cruise Operations, Norwegian Seafarers’ Union
  • Roger Harris, Executive Director, International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network
  • Antonella Varbaro, Fleet Hotel Human Resources Director, Costa Crociere
  • Drew Howell, Director Talent Acquisition & Workforce Management, Holland America Group
  • Henriette Bodenham, Operations Manager, South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA)


Take a look at the full agenda and speaker line-up here.

Register online using Intermanager’s exclusive promo code FKT3624IM to save 20% on your place.

Register as a group – the third and subsequent delegates in a group booking will receive a 50% discount in addition to the Intermanager’s discount of 20%.

Need assistance? Contact the event team at maritimeintegrity@knect365.com or call on +44 (0) 20 7017 5511.


9 June 2019  – IMO Sunday Golf Day – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager


Following a message from BIMCO notifying our members about a planned symposium on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, which is scheduled to take place on 4 June 2019 in Committee room 11 – 13, IMO Headquarters, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR. The aim of this event is to bring together regional and national authorities, industry and NGOs’ to discuss the situation and offer solutions to improve maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea.

The symposium, which is organized by BIMCO, ICS, ITF and OCIMF, is free of charge and takes place on the day before the 101st meeting of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee. Feel free to forward the message to interested persons in your network.

If you have any questions or experience difficulties using this link to register: https://events.bimco.org/eventlist/GoG2019 please do not hesitate to contact security@bimco.org.

Kind regards

Angus R. Frew

Secretary General & CEO


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: marie.robson@seafarers.uk

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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