Dispatches No. 456

Dear Members


Your association secretariat is travelling this week extensively preparing for many events, trying to represent you as much as possible.


Last week:

18th September – MACN – London – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

19th September – Seagull User Forum – London – Capt. Paddy McKnight and Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

Working on Enclose Space Death campaign

Diversity and Inclusion Survey – ICS

21-22 September – TK Foundation Board meeting – Vancouver – Capt. Kuba Szymanski attending



This Week:

Returned from Vancouver

Working with Members regarding training funds for IMEC training projects in Poland

Preparing presentations for Digitalisation in Shipping and Taker Operator Safety Forum

Preparing Maritime Forum Gdynia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqWVV8kZV2s&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3CpczU1_KOdVofeHWyb77GYE4TN65bw9xQxZ3uKJju_wolInHAn2PmVWg&app=desktop

Preparing white paper for ILG (Lifeboat Group) on IMO Model Course


Looking forward:

9th October 2019 – Hamburg – Digitalisation in Shipping – Capt. Kuba Szymanski speaking

11th October 2019 – Maritime Economic Forum – Gdynia Poland – Capt. Szymanski Speaking

15th October 2019 – Tanker Safety Forum – Hamburg – Capt. Szymanski speaking.
Frank Lasse – Bernhard Schulte HSEQ Director receives Enclose Space Campaign Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership

6th November – London – ICS – ILG Meeting – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager


Complimentary Admission for Shipping Company Executives


Capital Link will organize its “9th Annual Operating Excellence in Shipping Forum” on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens.


Please register at:  http://forums.capitallink.com/csr/2019athens/signup.html



With a 9-year track record it is the only Forum that showcases Operational Excellence in the Maritime Sector and explores Best Industry Practices across all major areas such as fleet management, technological innovation, crewing, energy efficiency and the environment, safety & security.



18th November – Manila – Sofitel – CrewConnect conference

Members discount code giving a 20% . The code for your colleagues/associates is FKT3586SPKEM for booking online with this code here https://bit.ly/2Fexu9k


4 – 6 December 2019, Hilton London Tower Bridge

Intermanager members can receive a 20% discount to attend the Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference with VIP code FKT3554IM.


Part of the new Global Marine Casualties Week, Salvage & Wreck London is the world’s biggest gathering and a key venue for 200+ salvage professionals to discuss legal and insurance issues, examine recent casualty operations and incidents, and focus on the future role of salvage, new ways of working and emerging technology.

What you will hear about:

  • The annual review from the International Salvage Union on the state of the industry
  • A debate on the ‘economic’ health of the salvage industry
  • Updates on LOF 2020 – amendments and changes to the contract
  • Analysis of recent cases including the ‘Renos’ and implications for stakeholders
  • Management of oil and chemical spills, and latest research on response capabilities
  • International salvage response from the UK, Norway and China
  • New approaches to wreck removal and use of QRA
  • New technology advances to aid casualty response


Speakers confirmed so far include senior experts from SMIT Salvage BV, IUMI, Steamship Mutual, The Shipowners’ Club, IMO, ISU and Norwegian Coastal Administration.

New for 2019: Management and Prevention of Containership Fires Seminar

Examine and discuss the crucial issues surrounding containership fires to understand the risks, explore the insurance aspects, manage operations during an incident and dispose of hazardous cargoes and waste after a fire.

Click here to view the full agenda and initial speaker line-up.

Register online using Intermanager’s exclusive VIP code FKT3554IM to claim the discount or contact the event organisers for more information: [email protected]; +44 (0) 20 7551 9620.


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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