Seafarers praised for Atlantic rescue of yachtsman

Seafarers praised for Atlantic rescue of yachtsman

Colleagues onboard the Seaways Reymar have been praised for rescuing a lone yachtsman from his vessel which was drifting in the North Atlantic. The Seaways Reymar was on route from the UK to Houston when on 22 May the UK Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) requested it divert to...

Board Announcement: Appointment of non-executive director at V.Group

Board Announcement: Appointment of non-executive director at V.Group

Global ship management and services company V.Group has announced that Paddy Rodgers has been appointed as a non-executive director. Paddy served as CEO of Euronav for almost 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the V.Group Board. Under his leadership Euronav grew from a family...

Covid-19 testing kits rolled out across V.Group fleet

Covid-19 testing kits rolled out across V.Group fleet

Seafarers are on the front line in the global fight against Covid-19 and to support their efforts and protect their health, V.Group is rolling out Covid-19 testing kits to all its managed vessels. Supplied through Oceanic Medical Solutions, more than 14,000 Rapid Test Kits, which detect the presence of...

V.Group partners with maritime welfare charity

V.Group partners with maritime welfare charity

GLOBAL ship management company V.Group has teamed up with Sailors’ Society to produce a guide to highlight the positive role Masters can play in ensuring crew wellbeing. The 28-page guide aims to help Masters play a positive and determining role in ensuring the wellbeing of their crew. Covering the...

Oceanic Catering Response to Covid-19

Oceanic Catering Response to Covid-19

Oceanic Catering is a world leading marine hospitality and catering specialist with over 20 years’ experience in serving the maritime community around the world. Based in Limassol, Cyprus, and present in 16 strategic locations worldwide, Oceanic Catering looks after the catering needs of approximately 1,500 trading vessels, supporting our...

Keeping seafarers safe and well during the Covid-19 crisis

Keeping seafarers safe and well during the Covid-19 crisis

According to data from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), 80 per cent of incidents occurring at sea are due to human error, a term that does not tell the full story. Poor mental health, fatigue, stress and other issues can affect seafarers during their daily work and these factors...

Dania Ship Management completes crew change during Covid-19 outbreak

Dania Ship Management completes crew change during Covid-19 outbreak

One of the consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak on V.Group’s seafarers is that the global travel restrictions have meant the postponement of crew changes meaning seafarers are unable to disembark from vessels at their designated destination upon completion of their contracts. This means that many seafarers are working extending...

InterManager “Maritime Champions League” recognises the effort of the seafaring community

InterManager “Maritime Champions League” recognises the effort of the seafaring community

An international trade association for the ship management industry has launched a website to capture the number of successful crew changes completed during the current Covid-19 outbreak. The website, which has been developed by InterManager, has been named the ‘Maritime Champions League’ and recognises the efforts of the seafaring...

BIMCO: COVID-19’s implications for ship management

BIMCO: COVID-19’s implications for ship management

Our Group Director HSEQ & Technical, Matt Dunlop, is responsible for ensuring that V.Group’s 3000 shore colleagues operating in 60 offices in 30 countries go home safe at the end of each day and that our 44,000 seafarers go home safe at the end of their contract. Matt was...

Senior leaders launch engagement with seafarers through virtual visits

Senior leaders launch engagement with seafarers through virtual visits

The global coronavirus outbreak is a truly challenging and unprecedented situation, and one that continues to affect our families, our communities, our business and, in particular, our seafarers. Our seafarers are playing a significant role in ensuring the global economy continues to function, but that leading role comes at...

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