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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.