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Secretary-General of InterManager, Captain Kuba Szymanski  (Photo: InterManger)

InterManager Supports IMO’s Annual Day of the Seafarer

The physical and mental well being of seafarers must be given priority by ship managers – said InterManager Secretary-General Capt Kuba Szymanski to mark Day of the Seafarer. As June 25th marks the IMO's annual celebration of seafarers, InterManager, the international trade association for third party and in-house ship managers, is happy that focus is being placed on the well being of seafarers, as good mental health can lead to fewer accidents and increased productivity.   In line with this ethos, InterManager has been supporting a year-long project being

MV Argo Merchant was a Liberian-flagged oil tanker that ran aground and sank southeast of Nantucket Island, Mass., on Dec. 15, 1976, causing one of the largest marine oil spills in history. U.S. Coast Guard Archives

Disasters at Sea & Their Impact on Shipping Regulation

the northwest coast of France and Spain, and both became a huge political issue, leading to Eur-OPA, the European equivalent of OPA90  “It was the final nail in the coffin,” says Simon Bennett, Director External Relations for the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), an international trade association for the shipping industry representing ship owners and operators. Those incidents “led to a massive acceleration of the schedule to phase out single-hulled tankers.”  Environmental Concerns & Controls Increasingly, there has been a growing focus on environmental

John Bradshaw (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA Appoints Bradshaw as Policy and Regualtory Affaris Manager

Strengthening its policy and regulatory affairs team, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed John Bradshaw as Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager to lead on worldwide policy and legislative issues, with responsibility for developing and delivering the international trade association’s policy and regulatory strategy, including representing members with regulators and other third parties.    Bradshaw joined the IMCA Secretariat as one of its strong team of Technical Advisers in early Autumn 2015. This followed four years at Lloyd’s Register

Ship Owners and Managers Gather in Singapore

be joined by influential representatives from sectors including ship broking, insurance and chartering for this one-day Summit. Organized by Shipping Innovation (organizers of the successful London International Shipping Week) the Summit is being held in association with InterManager, the international trade association for third party and in-house ship managers, and will be chaired by InterManager Past President Roberto Giorgi. The Summit is generously sponsored by Bibby Ship Management, Braemar Shipping Services Plc/Braemar ACM Shipbroking and Videotel and is supported by the Singaporean shipping

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