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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.

Supporting diversity and inclusion at sea

Supporting diversity and inclusion at sea

News   •   Sep 12, 2016 15:48 BST

Our training business, Marlins, recently partnered with Human Rights at Sea to develop a course on ‘Diversity & Inclusion at Sea’, which for a limited time will be offered free of charge to individual subscribers as well as being included to subscribers of Marlins' elearning suite for seafarers.

New elearning course helps seafarers understand the importance of Port State Control inspections

New elearning course helps seafarers understand the importance of Port State Control inspections

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2016 01:01 BST

Marlins, V.Group’s elearning business, has launched a new elearning course, which aims to provide seafarers at all levels with the practical skills to prepare for a Port State Control (PSC) inspection.

Conversion gives new lease of life for CC Pacifique

Conversion gives new lease of life for CC Pacifique

News   •   Sep 07, 2016 01:00 BST

Converting a cable layer from a barge is a significant undertaking but for our V.Delta team specialized in project management for conversion, refurbishment and energy conservation, it’s all in a day’s work.

Newbuild bulk carrier successfully launched

Newbuild bulk carrier successfully launched

News   •   Sep 02, 2016 08:19 BST

The MP Kamsarmax 1, a newbuild bulk carrier has successfully launched with plan approval and site supervision conducted by our SeaTec China business

Top 10 considerations in newbuilds to allow for future underwater services

Top 10 considerations in newbuilds to allow for future underwater services

Blog posts   •   Aug 30, 2016 09:24 BST

Jean-Paul Engels shares his top 10 considerations for newbuilds to ensure future underwater servicing can be carried out

Commitment to improve safety, security and environmental standards on board

Commitment to improve safety, security and environmental standards on board

News   •   Aug 30, 2016 00:01 BST

There are a number of recognised industry standards, which have been put in place to protect and continuously improve life for those at sea. And ensuring our seafarers understand what they can expect as a result of these standards is an important part of V.Group’s training matrix.

Meet our experts at SMM: David Williams

Meet our experts at SMM: David Williams

News   •   Aug 29, 2016 08:26 BST

With over 20 years’ experience in marine operations as well as travel services for the marine industry, David Williams fully understands the challenges associated with moving crews around the world – assuring they arrive safely, in the right place at the right time.

Meet our experts at SMM: Jean-Paul Engels

Meet our experts at SMM: Jean-Paul Engels

News   •   Aug 26, 2016 00:01 BST

Jean-Paul is based in Rotterdam starting his career as a professional diver in 1985 with UMC International and taking a leadership role in 1996 when the business was acquired by V.Group.

Meet our experts at SMM: Robert Murdoch

Meet our experts at SMM: Robert Murdoch

News   •   Aug 24, 2016 00:01 BST

As chief mechanical design engineer for our SeaTec business, Robert’s specialist area for the past five years has been in developing our engineering capability in Ballast Water Treatment.

Meet our experts at SMM - Breeze He Feng

Meet our experts at SMM - Breeze He Feng

News   •   Aug 22, 2016 00:01 BST

Breeze is our expert on newbuild supervision and coordinates supervision teams across Asia, leading the plan approval process and supporting owners in the construction and delivery phase of the vessel 何峰 - 在中国为您提供新造船监造服务

Meet our experts at SMM - Marco Calvigioni

Meet our experts at SMM - Marco Calvigioni

News   •   Aug 18, 2016 06:00 BST

Marco is our resident expert in navigation and radio systems on vessels – an area that has seen dramatic technological development over the past decade

Meet our experts at SMM - Ulrika Quist

Meet our experts at SMM - Ulrika Quist

News   •   Aug 16, 2016 06:00 BST

Ulrika’s specialist subject area is the global and fast deployment of our riding squads, including mechanics, fitters and electricians for example within SeaTec Repairs.

KIMFT and Marlins discuss opportunity for collaboration

KIMFT and Marlins discuss opportunity for collaboration

News   •   Aug 15, 2016 00:01 BST

V.Group’s training business - Marlins - has met with the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT) to discuss potential collaboration, supporting KIMFT’s plans to establish a Maritime English centre for Asia.

Preparing for a triathlon at sea

Preparing for a triathlon at sea

News   •   Aug 09, 2016 08:23 BST

V.Group's very own ironman - Radoslaw Walczak has just successfully completed the Gdynia Half-Ironman competition despite the challenges of being at sea and recovering from bronchitis. We catch up with him to understand his motivation and to find out how he trains for gruelling events like this at sea.

V.Group seafarers are in the know with all the latest news from home

V.Group seafarers are in the know with all the latest news from home

News   •   Aug 05, 2016 00:01 BST

Being away from home for months at end can be hard, which is why we arrange for our seafarers to get daily news from home and offer the opportunity to subscribe to other topics of interest.

Energy management in the Leisure sector produces significant benefits

Energy management in the Leisure sector produces significant benefits

News   •   Jul 27, 2016 07:00 BST

Energy management of vessels isn’t just good for the environment – it’s good for the ship owner too, with significant financial benefits to be gained through better performance. And V.Ships Leisure is taking it one step further - with a holistic environmental management approach as director Per Bjornsen explains.

Expert advice avoids costly dry docking repair

Expert advice avoids costly dry docking repair

News   •   Jul 26, 2016 07:00 BST

Being able to repair a vessel without any interruption to the schedule will be music to the ears of ship owners, charterers, crew and the fleet superintendent too. And in our latest case, UMC were able to offer their expert advice to evaluate and advise on suitable in-water propeller repair solutions.