Dispatches No. 474

Dear Members

We are delighted to welcome new Associate Member from Poland:


Established in 2012 J-Marine is dynamically developing company. The company can offer repair and conversion to any type of the vessel and can assist our clients during docking periods by sending experienced project managers and supervisors to the repair facility for oversight of the entire project.

Some of the work we can offer:

  1. Exhaust scrubbers (a turn-key project)
  2. BWMS (ballast water management system) (a turn-key project)
  3. A-frames (hydraulic operated stern lifting devices) (a turn-key project)
  4. Fitting of flow meters on fuel systems for remote (online) monitoring fuel consumption
  5. Supply and installation of GRP, GRE, GRVE pipes
  6. Hydraulic and electric works
  7. All types of general ship’s repairs and installations

Their services also includes 3D scanning, technical and workshop documentation.

They offer our services all around the world, in any port or during operation of the vessel.

They also provide service connected with repair of damaged, already existing systems.


12th of March 2020 InterManager Conference in Cyprus will discuss following issues, are interested, get in touch, we only have 188 places, and ALL HAVE BEEN NOW ALLOCATED !!


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

Captain Ioannis Droussiotis – key note speaker.

Member of Cyprus Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Board (AAIIB)

Criminalisation of the seafarers – Dieter Rohdenburg, Golbert Rbeiz and Piotr Rusinek will talk about the ordeal of Capt. Lasot

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

Digital Support Center –  Mark O’Neil, President of Columbia Shipping will share Columbia Experience with their innovative Digital Support Centre

Mental health – is there a problem? Can we be a solution? Panel Discussion
Panelists: Mark O’Neil and Domenico Carlucci from Martrust

Digitizing workflows to increase operational intelligence for more effective ship management – Dwayne Mortimore, Campbell Shipping

Preventive Safety Risk Assessments – Is Hi Lo concept worth considering?  Panel Discussion. Panelists: Alastair Evitt, MD VShips Cyprus; David Furnival, COO BSM; Capt. Leonid Zalenski, Group Director Marine of Columbia Shipmanagement; Manit Chander, CEO Hi-Lo; Andy Cross COO Hi-Lo;

Wiping your hull – viable option?  Laurance Langdon Hull Viper

  • Ballast Water – close look

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

October 2020 and Beyond: Implications and Impacts of the BWM Code – Jurrien Baretta, Technical Sales Manager Optimarin

Delivering the Goods: Managing BWM Market Needs – Peter Sahlen Head of Alfa Laval Pure Ballast

Great Expectations: Ensuring BWM Performance Meets Your Expectations – Rasmus Folsø CEO DESMI Ocean Guard A/S

BEMA 2020: Where We Are and Where We Are Going – Mark Riggio, President of BEMA

Videotel latest film


Date and Time

Thu, 12 March 2020

08:30 – 17:00 EET

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Agiou Andreou 223


To sign up please click following link or send us an e-mail


Last week:

  • Skiing Holidays however
  • 17-21.02.2020 – Captain Paddy McKnight representing InterManager at PPR where we have made a submission concerning BWM and to which meeting SGS are sending 5 delegates. Full report available from: https://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/
  • Working on 12th of March Conference




This Week:

  • Preparation work for 12 March Conference
  • Preparing for Enclosed Space WG meeting next week
  • Preparing for HEIG meeting
  • Meeting in London with HIS Fairplay
  • Meeting in London with Lloyds List
  • Meeting in London with members


Looking forward:

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

04.03.2020 – London – IMO; Enclosed Space Working Group meeting; Capt. Kuba Szymanski and Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

05.03.2020 – London – IMO; HEIG meeting; Capt. Kuba Szymanski and 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


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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