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 carried out by
A Quarter of Seafarers Show Signs of Depression -Report
Inmarsat’s 99 City Road conference facilities, the Wellness at Sea conference was chaired by Sailors’ Society CEO Stuart Rivers, with Euronav’s CEO Paddy Rodgers as keynote speaker. The event featured presentations from all areas of the shipping industry including from Kuba Szymanski (InterManager), Sophia Bullard (UK P&I Club), Bridget Hogan (Nautical Institute), as well as a lively panel debate chaired by TradeWinds Editor, Julian Bray, with Paddy Rodgers, Drew Brandy (Inmarsat), Ella Hagell (Tindell Riley [Britannia] Ltd) and Mark Robertshaw (Brightwell Payments).
Act Now to Retain Seafarers - InterManager
InterManager has welcomed the joint BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report, but says it should act as a wake-up call for the industry to address the issue of the accelerating shortage of seafarers. Speaking soon after the report was published, InterManager Secretary-General, Capt Kuba Szymanski said shipping should not sit on its laurels when it comes to the recruitment and retention of seafarers. “Our people are our assets and we need to develop a strategy whereby shipping is once again seen as a career of choice for tomorrow’s young talented people. “There is no avoiding the fact that the