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Dear Members


In collaboration with a consulting firm, InterManager is conducting a survey to understand the opinions of seafarers on maritime training. Ten survey respondents, selected at random, will each win a new Apple iPad. If you are interested in taking part, and would like the chance to win an iPad, please fill out the survey at the following link:




Could we please, kindly ask you to forward this link to your seafarers in order for them to participate …and win the iPad J



Last week:

Preparing for HEIG meeting – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending on behalf of our members

Preparing for Digitalisation in Shipping Conference in Hamburg

Preparing Shipping Panel at Gdynia Maritime Forum – 11th October

Preparing for Superintendence Course in the Isle of Man

Preparing for Seagull Users forum in Athens 23rd October

Enclosed Space Death Article for Safety 4 Sea



This Week:

Getting Bi Monthly Dispatch ready for print

Preparing for Superintendence Course in the Isle of Man

Preparing for Seagull Users forum in Athens 23rd October


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

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



Looking forward:

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

23rd October 2019 – Seagull User Forum – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager members in Athens

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: viktoriia.derkach@informa.com; +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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