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