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Rapid underwater repair response avoids costly off hire for customer

Rapid underwater repair response avoids costly off hire for customer

News   •   Aug 07, 2017 10:14 BST

Despite a full order book, when a call came in requesting help following a collision, our UMC team were quick to respond thanks to their global network of divers.

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.

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

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.Group’s technical services companies successfully renew ISO certification status

V.Group’s technical services companies successfully renew ISO certification status

News   •   May 10, 2016 10:41 BST

The technical services companies within V.Group successfully completed their latest round of ISO9001:2008 recertification audits with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance last month.