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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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