Honorary doctorate for InterManager Secretary General

InterManager Secretary General said he was “humbled” to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Solent University at the weekend.

Captain Kuba Szymanksi, who started a career at sea 33 years ago, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Maritime Studies.

In addition to his role at InterManager, he also sits on the Executive Board of The Nautical Institute, is a Director of the TK Foundation and a Director at Seafarers Right’s International.

Captain Szymanksi started his career in 1985, graduating from the Maritime University of Szczecin with a Master’s Degree and started his deck officer career with the Isle of Man’s Dorchester Maritime, sailing on chemical and product tankers and reaching his first command as Master in 1999.

He came ashore in 2001 as a Marine Superintendent in the parent Dorchester Maritime Ltd IOM as was among the very first Lloyd’s Academy students on the Ship Superintendency course in 2003-04.

He became involved with Solent Unifversity after witnessing the experiments being carried out at the Warsash Campus for the HORIZON project on seafarer fatigue. InterManager became a partner on the subsequent MARTHA project and he was directly responsible for disseminating the findings to the shipping industy.

“I am truly humbled to receive this award,” he said. “I am proud to be able to support the pioneering research carried out by Solent University which will benefit today’s and tomorrow’s seafarers as well as the global shipping industry.”