Dispatches No. 472

Dear Members

InterManager is delighted to welcome new Associate Member: Singh Marine Management Limited (SMML),  a crewing company operating in Ukraine since 2003. SMML recruits officers and ratings to work on all types of ships. SMML works with 30 clients regarded as top-notch ship owners and managers. SMML also provides experienced Port Captains in all ports of Ukraine.


12th of March 2020 InterManager Conference in Cyprus will discuss following issues, are interested, get in touch, we only have 188 places, and as of today after 48 of registration opening we only have 66 places left !!

Agenda: (Still DRAFT)

  • Accident investigation – How does the air industry manage to investigate without blaming aircraft crews?
  • Criminalisation of the seafarers

o Latest case discussed

o Are PandI, ITF, IMEC, IMO able to help or it is time to find a solution ourselves?

  • Digital Support Center – Member’s presentation
  • Fires on the container ships – are we doing anything about it? TBC
  • Mental health – is there a problem? Can we be a solution? Panel Discussion
  • Digitizing workflows to increase operational intelligence for more effective ship management
  • HI- LO – does it work? TBC
  • Environment in 2020 – stick check after 72 days
  • Wiping your hull – viable option?
  • Ballast Water – close look

o Compliance Testing: The Risk and Reward of Testing at Commissioning

o October 2020 and Beyond: Implications and Impacts of the BWM Code

o Delivering the Goods: Managing BWM Market Needs

o Great Expectations: Ensuring BWM Performance Meets Your Expectations

o BEMA 2020: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

  • Videotel latest film


Date and Time

Thu, 12 March 2020

08:30 – 17:00 EET

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Last week:

  • Working on March Conference in Cyprus
  • Tanker Operator article
  • Working on CMA 2020
  • 15th January – IMO – NCSR 7 – Captain Paddy McKnight attending, representing InterManager
  • Criminalisation of seafarers
  • Fires on containers ships
  • HEIG – checklist
  • Lifeboats – submission by RINA
  • Work with MACN about their submission
  • 01.2020 – Crew Insurance – Meeting in London



This Week:

  • Working on 12th of March Conference
  • Working on Executive Committee Conference
  • Article for Hansa regarding Arctic Shipping
  • Travelling in Poland – meeting with Members, Associate Members and Potential Members
  • Working on October Maritime Forum – Gdynia 9th October 2020
  • Administration – Xero – Financial Audit preparation
  • Conference Deals for members – Capital Link, Informa, CMA


Looking forward:

14-23.02.2020 – Skiing break (Austria)

02-06.03.2020- SSE 7 IMO, London, Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

11.03.2020 – Cyprus – InterManager Executive Committee Meeting

12.03.2020 – Cyprus – InterManager Conference

31.03 – 02.04.2020 CMA – President Bjorn Jebsen representing InterManager


“11th Annual Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum” – Thursday, February 20, 2020, Hilton Athens Hotel



Capital Link’s “11th Annual Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum” will take place on February 20, 2020 at the Hilton Athens Hotel in Athens, Greece. The Forum is organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing is the Lead Sponsor.

Greek shipping remains important to the maritime economy, constituting approximately 20 percent of the world’s shipping fleet. In spite of the volatile markets and economic downturn, Greek shipping professionals have consistently adapted to changing conditions, seeking out growth and opportunity rather than yielding to their circumstances.


The event will focus on three main areas:


  • The current trends and outlook of the global economy and the main commodity, energy and shipping markets.
  • The critical challenges the industry faces today related to geopolitical and regulatory developments, IMO 2020 options & strategies, marine engines & fuels and the transformational impact of technology.
  • As usual, Maritime Finance will be the core subject with focus on bank finance, capital markets, alternative funding mechanisms and private equity. There will be particular attention to Asian Leasing alternatives including Chinese, Korean and Japanese leasing options and panel of prominent Chinese Leasing firms.




In the context of the forum, Mr. George Procopiou, Founder – Dynacom Tankers Management, Sea Traders – Dynagas, will receive the “Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award”. We recognize Mr. George Procopiou for his long standing achievements and contribution to the Greek and Global Shipping Industry.


Green Ship Technology Europe – 11-12 March 2020 | Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Hear from 50+ expert speakers as they discuss solutions to decarbonise the shipping industry and minimise its environmental footprint.

InterManager members should book online today or quote FKT3642IM at the checkout.

Link: https://bit.ly/2Db7fiK


Biofouling Management and Prevention Seminar – 7-8 April 2020 | London

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

A 2-day seminar to discuss the next steps for invasive species and biofouling control, share best practice and explore the latest solutions.

Book online today or quote FKT3663IM at the checkout.

Link: https://bit.ly/2OHaXWL


April 16-17, Singapore  Women in Shipping 2020


A global forum series that brings together overachievers, gender champions and people leaders across the maritime network. With women’s contributions becoming increasingly recognised, be it on the leadership board or in challenging offshore positions, the shipping industry is working toward accelerating diversity & inclusion strategies and embracing the under-tapped pool of talents

Members of InterManager Receives 20% Discount using special codeP51552INTMGR20 or contact miki.kong@informa.com for further information


11th Annual Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum – Feb. 20, 2020, Hilton Athens Hotel.

As in previous years, during the official luncheon we honor a major industry personality for his contribution to Greece and to the global shipping industry.

Our honoree this year is Mr. George Procopiou, Founder – Dynacom Tankers Management,Sea Traders – Dynagas.      

H.E. Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development & Investments of the Hellenic Republic, will deliver Luncheon Introductory remarks.


For more information, please contact: Eleni Bej, Director of Event Operations at Email:ebej@capitallink.com, Tel : +1 (212) 661-7566 in NY or Athena Kosmadaki (Greece), Marketing and Media Relations at Email: marketing@capitallink.com, Tel : +30 (210) 610-9800.


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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