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V.Group’s UK cadets sponsored by the Maritime Educational Foundation were introduced to their new career with the Merchant Navy through a four-day outdoor team building exercise in the UK’s stunning Lake District.
Advent International today announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority ownership interest in V.Group Ltd the world’s leading marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, from OMERS Private Equity.
“We must put safety first if we are to run safe, reliable and efficient fleets,” Mike Bradshaw, head of compliance for V.Group’s marine operations told delegates at IMT’s Quality Operator event in London today.
The IMarEST, which represents members from across 120 countries on top issues affecting the industry provides professional develop, networking and outreach opportunities – inspiring the next generation of mariners.
Costas Kontes, general manager of V.Group’s ship management operations in Greece and general secretary of the International Propeller Club of the United States Port of Piraeus gave the keynote speech at this year’s Amver awards ceremony.
V.Group has acquired Selandia Holdings Pte. Ltd and its subsidiaries comprising the Selandia Ship Management Group as part of its strategy to offer clients high quality outsourced marine services from Asia.
A new elearning course – Introduction to Shipping – has been developed by V.Group’s training business, Marlins and is aimed at non-mariners working in the shipping industry.
UMC, V.Group’s underwater and afloat inspection, repair and maintenance business has expanded its operations in Labuan to offer inshore operational support in addition to the existing offshore services.
V.Group is a leading global maritime service provider, specialising in the outsourced technical management of high value maritime assets and the provision of a wide-range of high value supporting technical, workforce and commercial services. V.Group operates in the commercial shipping, cruise, energy and defence sectors.