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Team building activity helps cadets prepare for life at sea

Team building activity helps cadets prepare for life at sea

News   •   Jan 18, 2017 08:10 GMT

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.

Celebrating 40 years of service

Celebrating 40 years of service

News   •   Dec 22, 2016 08:24 GMT

In 1976, Mike Littledale and Kelvin McIldoon joined Silver Line Ltd, which would eventually become part of V.Group.

Advent International to acquire majority stake in V.Group

Advent International to acquire majority stake in V.Group

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2016 14:18 GMT

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.

Safety first Mike Bradshaw tells IMT’s Quality Operator delegates

Safety first Mike Bradshaw tells IMT’s Quality Operator delegates

News   •   Nov 24, 2016 14:56 GMT

“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.

V.Ships Offshore open new office in Brazil

V.Ships Offshore open new office in Brazil

News   •   Nov 23, 2016 07:00 GMT

V.Group’s specialist ship management business for the offshore sector, V.Ships Offshore recently welcomed 100 clients to their new office in Rio de Janeiro.

V.Group’s Thomas Kelly appointed chair of Scottish Branch of IMarEST

V.Group’s Thomas Kelly appointed chair of Scottish Branch of IMarEST

News   •   Nov 22, 2016 07:00 GMT

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.

Amver awards recognise efforts in search and rescue missions at sea

Amver awards recognise efforts in search and rescue missions at sea

News   •   Nov 21, 2016 12:38 GMT

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 strengthens tanker and crew management capability in Asia with acquisition of Selandia Ship Management Group

V.Group strengthens tanker and crew management capability in Asia with acquisition of Selandia Ship Management Group

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2016 12:32 GMT

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.

Setting the course for non-seafarers in our industry

Setting the course for non-seafarers in our industry

News   •   Nov 09, 2016 12:24 GMT

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 expands dive operations in Labuan to increase service offering in Asia

UMC expands dive operations in Labuan to increase service offering in Asia

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 00:01 BST

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.

UK Royal Navy thanks V.Group for supporting reservists

UK Royal Navy thanks V.Group for supporting reservists

News   •   Oct 27, 2016 07:00 BST

V.Group’s support of reservists was recently recognised in a visit from commanding officers to the Glasgow office where purchasing officer, Robert McLellan, a reservist for the past six years is based.

Award for V.Group's ship management operations in Monaco

Award for V.Group's ship management operations in Monaco

News   •   Oct 25, 2016 10:27 BST

​V.Group’s Monaco based ship management operations for commercial and leisure sectors were recognised in the recent Lloyd’s Register Best Italian Client Awards at a ceremony in Rome, hosted by the British Embassy

Proactive approach enhances safety culture on board leisure vessels

Proactive approach enhances safety culture on board leisure vessels

News   •   Oct 19, 2016 07:54 BST

A proactive approach to identifying and managing risks associated with work related injuries is enhancing the safety culture on board leisure vessels and contributing to a significant reduction of general accidents.

UK cadet programme now open for applications

UK cadet programme now open for applications

News   •   Oct 12, 2016 10:10 BST

The search for V.Group’s next cohort of UK cadets starts today (Wednesday 10 October) with the first in a series of recruitment fairs being held at Fleetwood Nautical College in Blackpool.

In-water or dry dock - when is the best time to polish your propeller?

In-water or dry dock - when is the best time to polish your propeller?

Blog posts   •   Oct 06, 2016 17:58 BST

It’s already well known that regular propeller polishing can help achieve better fuel efficiency and most vessels will have a standard maintenance programme in place to do this – typically six to 12 months. However when the vessel is in dry dock a decision is often made to polish the propeller so what’s the difference? Jean-Paul Engels shares his thoughts...

V.Group welcomes 2016 global engineering graduates

V.Group welcomes 2016 global engineering graduates

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2016 01:00 BST

As part of V.Group’s continued investment in talent development, eight new global engineering graduates were formally welcomed into the business this week.

Grupo Stier becomes first Marlins Approved Test Centre in the Canary Islands

Grupo Stier becomes first Marlins Approved Test Centre in the Canary Islands

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 07:36 BST

Grupo Stier has become the first Marlins Approved Test Centre in the Canary Islands following a successful inspection last month.

Women’s network launches in Monaco

Women’s network launches in Monaco

News   •   Sep 28, 2016 08:00 BST

With an international shipping career spanning 27 years V.Group’s Ingrid Gantard has been the driving force behind the launch of the Women’s International Shipping & Trade Association (WISTA) branch in Monaco.

ISO certification for V.Ships Offshore Aberdeen

ISO certification for V.Ships Offshore Aberdeen

News   •   Sep 27, 2016 11:20 BST

V.Ships Offshore has achieved ISO certification for their Aberdeen office, completing ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS18001.

Career profile: Lee Clarke, Cadet Training Officer

Career profile: Lee Clarke, Cadet Training Officer

News   •   Sep 22, 2016 10:26 BST

Lee is our Cadet Training Officer based on the Isle of Man. He grew up in South Africa and as a former seafarer who came ashore in June 2014 we caught up with him to find out more about what he does, how he got to where he is today and who 'stole' his nose when he was six years old.