Dispatches No. 440

InterManager welcomes new Member –  International Maritime Group from Georgia https://maritime-union.com/company/international-maritime-group


Last week:

Enclosed Space Project – second phase

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

Administration work

Paperless Ship Project – Administration

Working on ISSS and AGM – 09.09.09

IMO MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE 13 – 17 MAY 2019 Capt. Paddy McKnight reports from IMO



This Week:

Working on ISSS and AGM – 09.09.09

Enclose Space Project – phase 2

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

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: [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



Women in Shipping Summit: 10-11 September 2019 – Mary Ward House Conference & Exhibition Centre, London (Officially endorsed event of LISW19)


Winds of change within the maritime industry have seen the women’s movement improve shipping. The wave of equality may not be perfect, but through embracing the talent and value of women, the industry has become more innovative and more open to change. But understanding the challenges women face and acknowledging the value they can provide is only the start. Focused on topics from empowerment to action, this Women in Shipping Summit is built around the unique challenges women face, acknowledging the value they provide and taking your next steps. Shaping thoughts, empowering leadership, and helping to progress your career. While primarily for women, the event is not exclusive to women. The event will feature a line-up of some of the most impressive names in shipping, both men and women who will tell the story of their journey through the industry to inspire and empower your personal career development plans. We will also focus on practical sessions dealing with very specific, day-to-day challenges your colleagues in the industry have identified as problematic, so that you will leave with a set of practical advice and tools you can use on your first day back in the office.


As Intermanager are supporters of the event, you’re entitled to a 20% discount in addition to the early bird which is ending on 14th June.


For more information and to register online: https://bit.ly/2YCTwtE




Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266



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