Dispatches No. 475

Dear Members,


The InterManager Conference in Cyprus on 12th March 2020 will discuss the following issues. If you are interested, then please get in touch, as we only have 188 places and they have ALL BEEN ALLOCATED !!




0830 – Welcome Coffee


0900 – 0915 Conference Welcome – Capt. Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager


0915 – 1000 Accident investigation – How does the air industry manage to investigate without blaming aircraft crews?


Keynote speaker: Captain Ioannis Droussiotis, member of Cyprus Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Board (AAIIB)


1000 – 1040 Criminalisation of 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?


1040 – 1100 Coffee Break


1100 – 1130 Digital Support Centre – Mark O’Neil, President of Columbia Shipping, will share Columbia’s experience with their innovative Digital Support Centre


1130 – 1215 Mental health – Is there a problem? Can we be the solution?

Panel Discussion: Mark O’Neil and Domenico Carlucci from Martrust


1215 – 1245 Digitising workflows to increase operational intelligence for more effective ship management – Dwayne Mortimore, Campbell Shipping


1245 – 1330 Lunch Break


1330 – 1415 Preventive Safety Risk Assessments – Is the HiLo concept worth considering? Panel Discussion: 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.


1415 – 1445 Wiping your hull – a viable option? Laurance Langdon, HullWiper


1445 – 1500 Coffee Break

1500 – 1530 October 2020 and Beyond: Implications and Impacts of the BWM Code – Jurrien Baretta, Technical Sales Manager Optimarin


1530 – 1600 Delivering the Goods: Managing BWM Market Needs – Peter Sahlen, Head of Alfa Laval Pure Ballast


1600 – 1630 Great Expectations: Ensuring BWM Performance Meets Your Expectations – Rasmus Folsø, CEO DESMI Ocean Guard A/S


1630 – 1700 BEMA 2020: Where We Are and Where We Are Going – Mark Riggio, President of BEMA


1700 – 1720 Videotel latest film


1720 – 1730 Conference close out


Date and Time

Thu, 12 March 2020

08:30 – 17:30 EET

Add to Calendar




Columbia Plaza

Agiou Andreou 223



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



Last week:

  • Preparation work for 12th 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



This Week:

  • Preparing Conference in Cyprus – 12th March 2020
  • Preparing ExCom meeting 11th March 2020
  • Preparing HEIG Enclosed Space Working group meeting 4th March 2020
  • Preparing HEIG IMO Meeting 5th March 2020
  • Organising Award Ceremony for Michael Lloyd – winner of the Enclosed Space Survey Award – 5th March 2020 – IMO
  • PR Strategy meeting 3rd March 2020
  • Travelling to London for HEIG meetings
  • 02.03.2020 – 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


Advising members on coronavirus – please check this excellent website for latest developments:





Looking forward:

11.03.2020 – Cyprus – InterManager Executive Committee Meeting

12.03.2020 – Cyprus – InterManager Conference

31.03.2020 – 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, sharing best practice and exploring 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 Receive a 20% Discount using special code P51552INTMGR20 or contact [email protected] 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 honour a major industry personality for his contribution to the Greek and global shipping industries. 


Our honouree this year is Mr George Procopiou, Founder of 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 protected], Tel : +1 (212) 661-7566 in NY; or Athena Kosmadaki (Greece), Marketing and Media Relations at [email protected], Tel : +30 (210) 610-9800.




Mt Kilimanjaro August 2020

We are taking on this giant of the world in August 2020 and we are looking for participants now so that training can begin, and we can 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 will join me in a canoe or on a trek, maybe?


Kindest regards

Rebecca Bridgen

Events Fundraiser

Sailors’ Society

+ 44 7712 404130




Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

+44 7624 498 266


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