Dispatches No. 461

Dear Members

Another death in Enclosed Space !!!  Cargo Inspector dies in bulk carrier hold !!!


We hope investigators will answer:

– why Inspector was not wearing Gas Detection equipment with alarm

– Why design of the tank allows human beings to enter Oxygen deficient spaces

– How many seafarers were on board of the ship where multiple operations are required – hold opening, security watch, meeting with port authorities etc., etc


Last week:

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

Working on Enclosed Space Deaths project

Training Seafarers Survey

Admin work



This Week:

Working on Enclosed Space Death Campaign Awards

27 October – Superintendence Course Evaluation

Preparing InterManager for Safety 4 Sea Meeting in Rotterdam on the 7th of November – ExCom Member Astrid Drent representing InterManager

Benzene I bunker tanks – shipping wide issue – message to all members sent




Looking forward:

02-03 November – Palm Springs – TKFoundation Board meeting – Capt. Kuba Szymanski attending

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

Safety 4 Sea Meeting in Rotterdam on the 7th of November – ExCom Member Astrid Drent representing InterManager

18-21 November – Manila – CrewConnect – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager


Future Fuels for Shipping Seminar – 5-6 November 2019 | IMO HQ, London


All InterManager members are eligible to receive a 20% reduced rate on all conference passes.

Hear from 15+ speakers as they discuss every aspect of the shipping decarbonisation challenge.

Book online today or quote FKT3573IM at the checkout.

Link: https://bit.ly/2VTHThW


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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