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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.

End of an era for crew on board FPSO Marlim Sul

End of an era for crew on board FPSO Marlim Sul

News   •   Jul 25, 2016 07:00 BST

Stephen Barretto shares his memories of his 13 years on board FPSO Marlim Sul, which was decommissioned in April following successful completion of the project.

Training helps shore and sea personnel respond to the migrant crisis

Training helps shore and sea personnel respond to the migrant crisis

News   •   Jul 22, 2016 08:16 BST

Marlins, in partnership with UK-based charity, Human Rights at Sea, launched a course in December last year to ensure the effective and efficient response to crisis scenarios involving migrants and refugees making their way through the Mediterranean and South China seas.

From practice to theory our seafarer trainers are ready for business

From practice to theory our seafarer trainers are ready for business

News   •   Jul 14, 2016 15:23 BST

Our trainers are very experienced seafarers or experts in their own fields. Investment in their training ability brings out that experience in a way that engages delegates and creates a culture where people want to learn more.

V.Delta manages vessel conversions to meet new Panama Canal requirements

V.Delta manages vessel conversions to meet new Panama Canal requirements

News   •   Jul 12, 2016 12:40 BST

Francesca Ghigliazza, project manager of V.Delta - V.Group's conversions, engineering and energy conservation business talks about what's involved to ensure vessels meet the requirements of the newly expanded Panama Canal.

Analysis of bunker samples allows for better decision making

Analysis of bunker samples allows for better decision making

News   •   Jun 27, 2016 07:00 BST

A study of 3,000 bunker samples by our SeaTec Condition Monitoring team has highlighted the most common causes for off spec fuel.

Marlins and ISWAN collaborate to help seafarers prevent and prepare for piracy attacks

Marlins and ISWAN collaborate to help seafarers prevent and prepare for piracy attacks

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2016 06:00 BST

Marking IMO’s Day of the Seafarer, Marlins, part of V.Group and the charity, International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) have created a new elearning course to help seafarers prevent and prepare for piracy attacks.

V.Ships Offshore awarded new ship management contract by Milaha Offshore

V.Ships Offshore awarded new ship management contract by Milaha Offshore

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2016 00:01 BST

V.Ships Offshore, part of V. Group, has been awarded a new ship management contract by Milaha Offshore to provide full technical and crew management services for their self-propelled jack-up lift boat – the Milaha Explorer.

What's in your ballast water?

What's in your ballast water?

News   •   Jun 21, 2016 09:58 BST

With the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004 getting closer to ratification, ship owners will be starting to think about how they meet the new requirements for ballast water treatment.

Taking propeller efficiency to the next level

Taking propeller efficiency to the next level

News   •   Jun 20, 2016 09:40 BST

Fitting of a propeller boss cone fairing (PBCF) is an effective and inexpensive fuel saving device and can be fitted while the vessel is afloat with little disruption to schedule.

Paddling to victory

Paddling to victory

News   •   Jun 13, 2016 10:44 BST

Ulrika Quist is paddling to victory, supported by her local V.Group office in Monaco - however it's not quite the paddling you'd expect from someone in the marine sector. Ulrika's paddle is for table tennis - a sport she has been perfecting since she was just six years old.

Defining and assuring competence in marine operations

Defining and assuring competence in marine operations

News   •   Jun 09, 2016 12:18 BST

Defining and assuring competence in marine operations was the topic of a presentation, by V.Ships Compliance Director, Mike Bradshaw to delegates at the Nautical Institute AGM event in Aberdeen.

Gas detector course reduces risk associated with enclosed space entry

Gas detector course reduces risk associated with enclosed space entry

Press Releases   •   Jun 09, 2016 07:00 BST

Marlins, part of V.Group, has partnered with Martek Marine to create a new elearning course on gas detectors, which aims to help seafarers identify hazards associated with enclosed space entry.

UMC undertakes first underwater replacement of bow thruster chain

UMC undertakes first underwater replacement of bow thruster chain

News   •   May 26, 2016 07:00 BST

Our UMC team is used to dealing with unusual requests for help however a recent call from a propeller manufacturer presented a first for the team – an underwater repair to a bow thruster chain.

V.Ships Offshore Captains and their crew recognised by Shell for safety

V.Ships Offshore Captains and their crew recognised by Shell for safety

News   •   May 24, 2016 07:00 BST

Captain Rod Rix and Captain Mikhail Medvedev have been recognised by Shell for improving performance in HSSE risk areas on the anchor handlers chartered in support of their Stones field development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Commitment to enhancing offshore marine safety

Commitment to enhancing offshore marine safety

News   •   May 19, 2016 11:15 BST

Jamie Grant, general manager V.Ships Offshore Aberdeen has been appointed to the UK’s Marine Safety Forum steering group

Career profile: Chelsie Miles, Offshore Administrator

Career profile: Chelsie Miles, Offshore Administrator

News   •   May 17, 2016 14:13 BST

Chelsie Miles has just celebrated her first anniversary as Offshore Administrator based in our Aberdeen office in the UK. We caught up with her to find out how she was enjoying it so far.

PhD award highlights importance of training to the offshore sector

PhD award highlights importance of training to the offshore sector

News   •   May 12, 2016 17:16 BST

Dr Surender Kumar, principal of our maritime training centre in Mumbai recently defended his thesis on 'The effectiveness of seafarer’s training using maritime simulators', highlighting the importance of training to the offshore sector.