InterManager Dispatch Issue 15

Page 1 September 2016 | Dispatch
DISPATCH
In October 2012, Gerardo Borromeo was elected
President of InterManager in what was to be an
exciting two terms marked by industry progress,
in the midst of extremely challenging global
economic conditions, an increase in membership
and collective reflection. As Mr Borromeo
prepares to step down as InterManager President
at next month’s AGM next month, we look back at
some of the defining moments for InterManager
during his presidency.
“The increase in both full and associate
members over the last four years indicates the
role InterManager plays in the international
maritime community”
Gerardo Borromeo
Newsletter
| Issue 15 | September 2016
A fond farewell and
a look to the future
Thanks to
our outgoing
President
Page 2
The Horror and Aftermath
of Typhoon Haiyan
InterManager played a leading role in the
inception of the famous benchmarking tool
the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Project,
otherwise known as the Shipping KPIs.
Based on a standard of 64 different
performance indicators to allow for the
creation of what it is today – the most
specific and accurate comparison of ships
across different types and sectors – the
Shipping KPIs covers:
•	 health and safety management;
•	 human resource management;
•	 environmental compliance;
•	 navigational safety;
•	 operational efficiency;
•	 security; and
•	 technical performance.
By 2013, seven years after the project was
born, as many as 120 registered companies
had provided more than 5,000 sets of data
across each KPI category. This enabled
meaningful analysis to provide industry
rankings for each measurement.
Mr Borromeo stressed the importance of
this initiative citing that:“While the findings
are only suggestive, based on the available
data, the industry is starting to see some
very interesting trends.Trends which, in
some cases, bust old myths and some which
provide a different view on the shipping
industry we thought we knew.The Shipping
KPIs are, and will be, able to provide a basis
for benchmarking against safety-related
achievements by sector, which are achieving
better retention rates and are embracing KPI
concepts faster than the others.”
Following the early momentum achieved
by the KPI project, BIMCO took ownership
of the Shipping KPIs in June 2015 and
continues to this day to provide industry-
setting standards across all aspects of the
maritime community.
In November 2013, as Typhoon Haiyan caused vast destruction in the Philippines,
InterManager galvanised the maritime community to come together to offer support
and aid to seafarers in the region. The resulting outpouring of support of the
maritime community in the face of widespread death and destruction to property
was unprecedented.
“In spite of the talk of
the challenging times
we face as an industry,
InterManager continues
to stress the importance
of human capital
development, citing
the need to maintain
investments in people
through education and
training. We can say
that over the last decade,
and, in particular, the last
five years, the demand
for greater competency
in our people was
at the forefront of
InterManager’s
campaigns – and
understandably so, given
the growing emphasis
on safety and efficient
performance onboard,
supported by equally
competent shore-based
staff”
Gerardo Borromeo
September 2016 | Dispatch
Page 3
In collaboration with Shipping Innovation, the International
Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit (ISSS) was launched in
2014 to bring ship owners and managers together to discuss and
debate issues within the industry.
The first ISSS examined the important role played by the niche
manager, the benefits of ship owners and ship managers working
closely together, as well as how best to project shipping’s image
further afield, at the inaugural International Shipowning and
Shipmanagement Summit held in Singapore.
Now in ISSS’s third year, delegates will gather in Singapore next
month to delve into the discussion of the global issue of terrorism
and the maritime industry’s responsibility to protect its vessels, cargo,
and most importantly, its crew.
Shipping’s obligation to save lives at sea is clear under SOLAS and
it has long been a topic of discussion within the industry. However,
the increase in rescues at sea since the beginning of 2015 has placed
this issue firmly on the agenda again. In February 2015, InterManager
teamed up with The European Community Shipowners’Association
to deliver a workshop on large scale rescues at sea. The workshop was
open to shipping companies to help them to develop and implement
recommended practices to ensure the safety of crew and refugees.
InterManager further reinforced the need for shipping companies
to be aware of the possible scenarios by giving a presentation to
industry professionals in May 2015. Discussions included ways in
which the shipping industry could better prepare itself and how it
could be supported. Ship operators expressed concern that the vast
numbers of migrants being rescued at sea any one time can result in
crew members being vastly outnumbered.
Speaking at the time, Mr Borromeo said: “The discussions were
in-depth and knowledgeable and the event gave everyone the
opportunity to share best practices and information to assist
any vessels who find themselves involved in undertaking a mass
rescue at sea.”
“I have always encouraged and supported the need to keep in our minds that
the ship owners’ and managers’ business models would have to consider the
dynamic interaction of people, process and technology, as a mantra for our
members, in moving forward in order to stay ahead of a very challenging
economic seascape”
Gerardo Borromeo
September 2016 | Dispatch
Page 4
Q) What has your Presidency meant
to you?
A) Over the last couple of years, as the toll from economic
uncertainty weighed heavily on shipping operations, I began
stressing the need to also consider the three C’s - Cooperate,
Coordinate and Consolidate - to find better ways to become a
drive for continued effectiveness, if not basic survival, in very
uncompromising times.
Throughout all these challenges, InterManager’s members have
managed to carry on, bruised but resilient like our global maritime
professionals who understand what it means to have‘all hands on
deck’when the need arises. As I step down and hand the reins of
the Association over, I remain confident that the efforts that have
pushed InterManager forward over the past four years, even in very
trying times, will allow the Association to keep going.
Gerardo Borromeo
“These are just a few of the number
of projects and initiatives that
Gerardo has spearheaded and
been a part of. From the Executive
Committee and all our members
I’d like to thank Gerardo for all the
work he has done in continuing to
fulfil InterManger’s role in the global
maritime community”
Capt Kuba Szymanski
September 2016 | Dispatch
Page 5
IMO Report
Early Autumn news from the IMO
InterManager’s representative to the International Maritime Organisation,
Capt Paddy McKnight, reports on the latest meetings
Following Council meeting 116 at the beginning of July and two
weeks later, of the Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO
Instruments (duly reported on the InterManager website), the
summer holidays began and little happened during August.
As this article goes to Press, at the beginning of the month, the
Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers convenes
from Monday 5th to Friday 9th September on which it hopes to file
a short report.
The remainder of September and first half of October hold little
of IMO interest to InterManager members but the IOPC Funds
meet at the IMO for the week preceding that in which the Marine
Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) convenes, from 24th
to 28th October 2016. The latter meeting contains many items of
interest to InterManager:
•	 Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water;
•	 Air pollution and energy efficiency;
•	 Further technical and operational measures for enhancing the
energy efficiency of international shipping;
•	 Reduction of GHG emissions from ships;
•	 Identification and protection of Special Areas and PSSAs;
•	 Pollution prevention and response;
•	 Technical cooperation activities for the protection of the marine
environment;
•	 Capacity building for the implementation of new measures; and
•	 Analysis and consideration of recommendations to reduce
administrative burdens in IMO instruments as identified by the
Steering Group
All is then quiet until the week commencing 21st November when
the Maritime Safety Committee sits at its 97th session. Items of
interest include:
•	 Measures to enhance maritime security;
•	 Report of the Sub-Committees (NCSR 3, SSE 3, III 3 and CCC 3);
•	 Implementation of the STCW Convention;
•	 Formal safety assessment;
•	 Piracy and armed robbery against ships;
•	 Unsafe mixed migration by sea;
•	 Amendments to mandatory instruments; and
•	 Safety standards for carriages of more than 12 industrial
personnel on board vessels engaged on international voyages.
Finally, please let Kuba or myself know if you require greater in-depth
information on any of the foregoing items and in the meanwhile,
Happy Autumn.
September 2016 | Dispatch
Page 6
Industry News
Is your ship as safe as it should be
in today’s dangerous world?
The third International Shipowning and
Shipmanagement Summit will examine the
strength of the relationship between ship
owners and third party managers.
Industry developments, international
concerns, as well as relationships within the
shipping industry chain will all come under
the spotlight, as leading ship owners and ship
managers join industry specialists representing
sectors including ship broking, insurance and
lawyers, meet for this one-day Summit.
This year’s ISSS will discuss the notion that
today’s shipping industry is not immune to
the global terrorist threat – be it physical or
across the internet. But how prepared are
today’s owners and managers as their ships
enter politically-sensitive port regions? Can
they be sure that the actions they take are
enough to guarantee the safety of their ship,
crew and cargo?
During Session One, delegates, including
owners and managers, will hear hard-
hitting presentations on where the global
hotspots and danger zones are and what
actions owners and managers should take
to protect the safety of their ships, crew
and cargo. They will also hear about the
importance of the human element to our
industry and the role it plays in security,
minimising risk and the role between the
ship and the office.
Session Two will look at how owners and
managers should react when they are
faced with a casualty. As one owner said
to Dispatch:“How do you deal with an
emergency where there is so much loss of
life? How do you deal with it as a company?
You have to talk to the families but you can’t
ring them all at the same time because by
the time you speak to three families one of
them has rung family number 19.”
Delegate interest will be fully charged
when Session Three poses the question
– The Human Capital: do you really
know your crew? It will be down to crew
management as well as crew screening
experts to raise pertinent issues about
how well owners and managers really
know their crew.
The final session will study the relationship
between the office and the ship and
discuss whether there is a disconnect
between the senior management and
the crew. In 2016, shipowning and
shipmanagement is as much about the
people as it is about the process, but is
there a disconnect between the senior
management and the crew?
For more information please click
http://bit.ly/2axVrfk
September 2016 | Dispatch
Page 7
News from Members
Free to All Mariners - Videotel’s
New Zika Virus Safety Video
InterManager welcomes Cruise
Management International as a full member
Videotel’s new safety and training video
about the Zika virus is being offered free
to all mariners worldwide. The goal of the
program is to increase awareness of the
vitally important prevention measures that
can keep seafarers and their colleagues and
families safe.
“Zika Virus – Staying Safe”is a 13-minute
training video produced by VideotelTM, a KVH
company, with input from the International
Maritime Health Association (IMHA) and a
panel of medical and subject-matter experts.
KVH has created a dedicated website for
downloading the free Zika safety video and
an accompanying workbook.
In addition, KVH will multicast the training
video to its IP-MobileCast™ customers
on vessels across the globe, who will
automatically receive the video for
immediate viewing onboard.
The video includes information about
the nature of the Zika virus, how to avoid
becoming infected, and the role of a pest
management plan on vessels to avoid
passive transportation of virus-infected
mosquitoes on ships.
“Knowing the answers to simple questions
such as what color clothing to wear to
minimize chances of mosquito bites or what
time of day the insects are most active can
be hugely beneficial to mariners,”says Nigel
Cleave, Videotel Chief Executive Officer.
KVH is being aided in its video distribution
efforts by seafarer agencies, including the
International
Seafarers’Welfare and
Assistance Network (ISWAN).
For the Zika virus safety training video and
workbook, please visit KVH’s Zika virus
safety website.
Florida-based Cruise Management International (CMI) has been
approved for Full Membership in what InterManager Secretary-
General, Capt Kuba Szymanski describes as a significant move.
Following the sale of FleetPro Leisure from FleetPro, all technical
management for ocean-going passenger ships was transferred to
newly-formed sister company Cruise Management International,
which is led by Kenneth Engstrom.
Speaking warmly of CMI’s membership of InterManager, Mr Engstom
said:“I have a close association with InterManager in my previous role
as Vice President of International Shipping Partners, so I appreciate
the benefits that being a member can bring. As a Full Member,
CMI looks forward to participating in industry discussions, utilising
InterManager’s presence at the IMO and to help CMI to work to its
full potential.”
Welcoming CMI to InterManager, Capt Kuba Szymanski said:“It’s
great to have Kenneth back in the association, at the heart of the
shipmanagement industry. We are looking forward to working with
CMI, especially on its unique offerings to InterManager – namely it’s
involvement with passenger vessels.”
September 2016 | Dispatch
Page 8
Get in touch: Click below:
Captain Kuba Szymanski
InterManager Secretariat
12 Brisbane Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM1 3JJ
Telephone: +44 7624 498 266
Email: kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org
Skype: kubaiom
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In memory
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With profound grief and sorrow we inform you of the sad and sudden
passing of Captain Abhilash Mehrotra. He is survived by his wife
Anuradha, daughters Ila and Nandini. Captain Abhilash Mehrota was
best known to most people as‘Captain Abu’or‘Abu’.
Capt Mehrotra spent 25 years at sea before coming ashore, and
spent most of his last 16 years as a Director of NewsLink. There
he was responsible for many innovations that led to NewsLink’s
popularity with seafarers.
His positive attitude, backed up by his numerous personal and
professional achievements, along with his willingness to help
everyone he met, was a lesson and inspiration to all. He was always
more comfortable talking about the accomplishments of his‘batch
mates’, than about his own achievements. He was a proud member
and avid supporter of The Nautical Institute and The Company of
Master Mariners of India.
Capt Mehrotra’s humility was equalled only by the love he had for his
family. Nothing excited him more than to talk about how proud he
was of his daughters, wife, and siblings.
Remembering him fondly, Capt Kuba Szymanski said:“Abu was
dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of all seafarers.
His wide-ranging professional accomplishments are substantial and
internationally acknowledged. Abu will best be remembered as a
very kind, generous and gentle person, not to mention his smile
which lit up a room whenever he walked in.”
September 2016 | Dispatch

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InterManager Dispatch Issue 15

  • 1. Page 1 September 2016 | Dispatch DISPATCH In October 2012, Gerardo Borromeo was elected President of InterManager in what was to be an exciting two terms marked by industry progress, in the midst of extremely challenging global economic conditions, an increase in membership and collective reflection. As Mr Borromeo prepares to step down as InterManager President at next month’s AGM next month, we look back at some of the defining moments for InterManager during his presidency. “The increase in both full and associate members over the last four years indicates the role InterManager plays in the international maritime community” Gerardo Borromeo Newsletter | Issue 15 | September 2016 A fond farewell and a look to the future Thanks to our outgoing President
  • 2. Page 2 The Horror and Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan InterManager played a leading role in the inception of the famous benchmarking tool the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Project, otherwise known as the Shipping KPIs. Based on a standard of 64 different performance indicators to allow for the creation of what it is today – the most specific and accurate comparison of ships across different types and sectors – the Shipping KPIs covers: • health and safety management; • human resource management; • environmental compliance; • navigational safety; • operational efficiency; • security; and • technical performance. By 2013, seven years after the project was born, as many as 120 registered companies had provided more than 5,000 sets of data across each KPI category. This enabled meaningful analysis to provide industry rankings for each measurement. Mr Borromeo stressed the importance of this initiative citing that:“While the findings are only suggestive, based on the available data, the industry is starting to see some very interesting trends.Trends which, in some cases, bust old myths and some which provide a different view on the shipping industry we thought we knew.The Shipping KPIs are, and will be, able to provide a basis for benchmarking against safety-related achievements by sector, which are achieving better retention rates and are embracing KPI concepts faster than the others.” Following the early momentum achieved by the KPI project, BIMCO took ownership of the Shipping KPIs in June 2015 and continues to this day to provide industry- setting standards across all aspects of the maritime community. In November 2013, as Typhoon Haiyan caused vast destruction in the Philippines, InterManager galvanised the maritime community to come together to offer support and aid to seafarers in the region. The resulting outpouring of support of the maritime community in the face of widespread death and destruction to property was unprecedented. “In spite of the talk of the challenging times we face as an industry, InterManager continues to stress the importance of human capital development, citing the need to maintain investments in people through education and training. We can say that over the last decade, and, in particular, the last five years, the demand for greater competency in our people was at the forefront of InterManager’s campaigns – and understandably so, given the growing emphasis on safety and efficient performance onboard, supported by equally competent shore-based staff” Gerardo Borromeo September 2016 | Dispatch
  • 3. Page 3 In collaboration with Shipping Innovation, the International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit (ISSS) was launched in 2014 to bring ship owners and managers together to discuss and debate issues within the industry. The first ISSS examined the important role played by the niche manager, the benefits of ship owners and ship managers working closely together, as well as how best to project shipping’s image further afield, at the inaugural International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit held in Singapore. Now in ISSS’s third year, delegates will gather in Singapore next month to delve into the discussion of the global issue of terrorism and the maritime industry’s responsibility to protect its vessels, cargo, and most importantly, its crew. Shipping’s obligation to save lives at sea is clear under SOLAS and it has long been a topic of discussion within the industry. However, the increase in rescues at sea since the beginning of 2015 has placed this issue firmly on the agenda again. In February 2015, InterManager teamed up with The European Community Shipowners’Association to deliver a workshop on large scale rescues at sea. The workshop was open to shipping companies to help them to develop and implement recommended practices to ensure the safety of crew and refugees. InterManager further reinforced the need for shipping companies to be aware of the possible scenarios by giving a presentation to industry professionals in May 2015. Discussions included ways in which the shipping industry could better prepare itself and how it could be supported. Ship operators expressed concern that the vast numbers of migrants being rescued at sea any one time can result in crew members being vastly outnumbered. Speaking at the time, Mr Borromeo said: “The discussions were in-depth and knowledgeable and the event gave everyone the opportunity to share best practices and information to assist any vessels who find themselves involved in undertaking a mass rescue at sea.” “I have always encouraged and supported the need to keep in our minds that the ship owners’ and managers’ business models would have to consider the dynamic interaction of people, process and technology, as a mantra for our members, in moving forward in order to stay ahead of a very challenging economic seascape” Gerardo Borromeo September 2016 | Dispatch
  • 4. Page 4 Q) What has your Presidency meant to you? A) Over the last couple of years, as the toll from economic uncertainty weighed heavily on shipping operations, I began stressing the need to also consider the three C’s - Cooperate, Coordinate and Consolidate - to find better ways to become a drive for continued effectiveness, if not basic survival, in very uncompromising times. Throughout all these challenges, InterManager’s members have managed to carry on, bruised but resilient like our global maritime professionals who understand what it means to have‘all hands on deck’when the need arises. As I step down and hand the reins of the Association over, I remain confident that the efforts that have pushed InterManager forward over the past four years, even in very trying times, will allow the Association to keep going. Gerardo Borromeo “These are just a few of the number of projects and initiatives that Gerardo has spearheaded and been a part of. From the Executive Committee and all our members I’d like to thank Gerardo for all the work he has done in continuing to fulfil InterManger’s role in the global maritime community” Capt Kuba Szymanski September 2016 | Dispatch
  • 5. Page 5 IMO Report Early Autumn news from the IMO InterManager’s representative to the International Maritime Organisation, Capt Paddy McKnight, reports on the latest meetings Following Council meeting 116 at the beginning of July and two weeks later, of the Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (duly reported on the InterManager website), the summer holidays began and little happened during August. As this article goes to Press, at the beginning of the month, the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers convenes from Monday 5th to Friday 9th September on which it hopes to file a short report. The remainder of September and first half of October hold little of IMO interest to InterManager members but the IOPC Funds meet at the IMO for the week preceding that in which the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) convenes, from 24th to 28th October 2016. The latter meeting contains many items of interest to InterManager: • Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water; • Air pollution and energy efficiency; • Further technical and operational measures for enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping; • Reduction of GHG emissions from ships; • Identification and protection of Special Areas and PSSAs; • Pollution prevention and response; • Technical cooperation activities for the protection of the marine environment; • Capacity building for the implementation of new measures; and • Analysis and consideration of recommendations to reduce administrative burdens in IMO instruments as identified by the Steering Group All is then quiet until the week commencing 21st November when the Maritime Safety Committee sits at its 97th session. Items of interest include: • Measures to enhance maritime security; • Report of the Sub-Committees (NCSR 3, SSE 3, III 3 and CCC 3); • Implementation of the STCW Convention; • Formal safety assessment; • Piracy and armed robbery against ships; • Unsafe mixed migration by sea; • Amendments to mandatory instruments; and • Safety standards for carriages of more than 12 industrial personnel on board vessels engaged on international voyages. Finally, please let Kuba or myself know if you require greater in-depth information on any of the foregoing items and in the meanwhile, Happy Autumn. September 2016 | Dispatch
  • 6. Page 6 Industry News Is your ship as safe as it should be in today’s dangerous world? The third International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit will examine the strength of the relationship between ship owners and third party managers. Industry developments, international concerns, as well as relationships within the shipping industry chain will all come under the spotlight, as leading ship owners and ship managers join industry specialists representing sectors including ship broking, insurance and lawyers, meet for this one-day Summit. This year’s ISSS will discuss the notion that today’s shipping industry is not immune to the global terrorist threat – be it physical or across the internet. But how prepared are today’s owners and managers as their ships enter politically-sensitive port regions? Can they be sure that the actions they take are enough to guarantee the safety of their ship, crew and cargo? During Session One, delegates, including owners and managers, will hear hard- hitting presentations on where the global hotspots and danger zones are and what actions owners and managers should take to protect the safety of their ships, crew and cargo. They will also hear about the importance of the human element to our industry and the role it plays in security, minimising risk and the role between the ship and the office. Session Two will look at how owners and managers should react when they are faced with a casualty. As one owner said to Dispatch:“How do you deal with an emergency where there is so much loss of life? How do you deal with it as a company? You have to talk to the families but you can’t ring them all at the same time because by the time you speak to three families one of them has rung family number 19.” Delegate interest will be fully charged when Session Three poses the question – The Human Capital: do you really know your crew? It will be down to crew management as well as crew screening experts to raise pertinent issues about how well owners and managers really know their crew. The final session will study the relationship between the office and the ship and discuss whether there is a disconnect between the senior management and the crew. In 2016, shipowning and shipmanagement is as much about the people as it is about the process, but is there a disconnect between the senior management and the crew? For more information please click http://bit.ly/2axVrfk September 2016 | Dispatch
  • 7. Page 7 News from Members Free to All Mariners - Videotel’s New Zika Virus Safety Video InterManager welcomes Cruise Management International as a full member Videotel’s new safety and training video about the Zika virus is being offered free to all mariners worldwide. The goal of the program is to increase awareness of the vitally important prevention measures that can keep seafarers and their colleagues and families safe. “Zika Virus – Staying Safe”is a 13-minute training video produced by VideotelTM, a KVH company, with input from the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) and a panel of medical and subject-matter experts. KVH has created a dedicated website for downloading the free Zika safety video and an accompanying workbook. In addition, KVH will multicast the training video to its IP-MobileCast™ customers on vessels across the globe, who will automatically receive the video for immediate viewing onboard. The video includes information about the nature of the Zika virus, how to avoid becoming infected, and the role of a pest management plan on vessels to avoid passive transportation of virus-infected mosquitoes on ships. “Knowing the answers to simple questions such as what color clothing to wear to minimize chances of mosquito bites or what time of day the insects are most active can be hugely beneficial to mariners,”says Nigel Cleave, Videotel Chief Executive Officer. KVH is being aided in its video distribution efforts by seafarer agencies, including the International Seafarers’Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). For the Zika virus safety training video and workbook, please visit KVH’s Zika virus safety website. Florida-based Cruise Management International (CMI) has been approved for Full Membership in what InterManager Secretary- General, Capt Kuba Szymanski describes as a significant move. Following the sale of FleetPro Leisure from FleetPro, all technical management for ocean-going passenger ships was transferred to newly-formed sister company Cruise Management International, which is led by Kenneth Engstrom. Speaking warmly of CMI’s membership of InterManager, Mr Engstom said:“I have a close association with InterManager in my previous role as Vice President of International Shipping Partners, so I appreciate the benefits that being a member can bring. As a Full Member, CMI looks forward to participating in industry discussions, utilising InterManager’s presence at the IMO and to help CMI to work to its full potential.” Welcoming CMI to InterManager, Capt Kuba Szymanski said:“It’s great to have Kenneth back in the association, at the heart of the shipmanagement industry. We are looking forward to working with CMI, especially on its unique offerings to InterManager – namely it’s involvement with passenger vessels.” September 2016 | Dispatch
  • 8. Page 8 Get in touch: Click below: Captain Kuba Szymanski InterManager Secretariat 12 Brisbane Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM1 3JJ Telephone: +44 7624 498 266 Email: kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org Skype: kubaiom InterManager Website InterManager on Facebook InterManager on Linkedin InterManager on Twitter SUPPORTED BY Just-in-time Crewing for the Energy Sector PETRO JOBS RECRUITMENT PETRO JOBS RECRUITMENT D-55 Ovidiu, Constanta 905 900, Romania. Mail: crewing@petrojobs.rec.ro Web: www.petrojobs.rec.ro In memory Captain Abhilash Narain Mehrotra, January 29, 1956 – July 22, 2016 With profound grief and sorrow we inform you of the sad and sudden passing of Captain Abhilash Mehrotra. He is survived by his wife Anuradha, daughters Ila and Nandini. Captain Abhilash Mehrota was best known to most people as‘Captain Abu’or‘Abu’. Capt Mehrotra spent 25 years at sea before coming ashore, and spent most of his last 16 years as a Director of NewsLink. There he was responsible for many innovations that led to NewsLink’s popularity with seafarers. His positive attitude, backed up by his numerous personal and professional achievements, along with his willingness to help everyone he met, was a lesson and inspiration to all. He was always more comfortable talking about the accomplishments of his‘batch mates’, than about his own achievements. He was a proud member and avid supporter of The Nautical Institute and The Company of Master Mariners of India. Capt Mehrotra’s humility was equalled only by the love he had for his family. Nothing excited him more than to talk about how proud he was of his daughters, wife, and siblings. Remembering him fondly, Capt Kuba Szymanski said:“Abu was dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of all seafarers. His wide-ranging professional accomplishments are substantial and internationally acknowledged. Abu will best be remembered as a very kind, generous and gentle person, not to mention his smile which lit up a room whenever he walked in.” September 2016 | Dispatch