V.Group are proud to have provided Crewing Services to all of ADNOC L&S Offshore and Port Operations fleets since 2019, managing an international crew pool of over 1400 seafarers, and working as a trusted partner to ADNOC L&S throughout the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a fully scalable operational presence in Abu Dhabi, V.Group is the world’s leading independent ship management and marine services company. We serve over 1400 vessels worldwide, offering our clients a full range of cost-effective ship management and maritime support services. With a global crew pool of 44,000 seafarers sourced from an operational footprint in over 30 countries, we are able to serve all vessel segments, and provide seafaring talent globally.

Our reach, responsiveness and ability to scale service delivery to meet rapidly changing needs, have been crucial in enabling our clients to maintain operational resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This is underlined by our track record of conducting over 105,000 crew movements globally – including 7000 crew movements to UAE – since the onset of the pandemic.

Our range of Marine Support Services is unsurpassed

  • Our specialist technical services brand SeaTec, is one of the world’s largest shipping Technical Services providers, leading the way in technical maintenance support worldwide.
  • Oceanic is our world leading marine hospitality and catering specialist brand, serving over 40 million meals to seafarers each year, and managing catering procurement worth over $130 million annually on behalf of our clients, as well as training over 5000 catering and hospitality personnel destined for careers at sea.
  • Our supply chain specialist arm Marcas offers access to over 350 maritime industry suppliers, and combined purchasing power of over $650M, delivering up to 10% in supply chain savings for our clients
  • GMT, our marine travel specialists, offer flexible and seamless 24/7 service for clients worldwide, transporting over 300,000 seafarers per annum, partnering with the world’s top airlines, and trusted by leading shipping companies

All of our services are supported by ShipSure 2.0, our state-of-the-art marine digital platform, providing real-time data-driven insights, enabling our clients and our own operational teams to make informed decisions to optimise commercial and operational performance.

With over 35 years’ experience in the shipping and energy sectors, V.Group expertise is rooted in a rich marine legacy, and underpinned by our core values:


We care
We careabout our colleagues, our customers, and our company
We challenge
We challengeby innovating to keep us and our customers ahead of the competition
We collaborate
We collaborateby connecting and communicating to ensure alignment
We are consistent
We are consistentalways operating in a safe and regulatory compliant way
We commit and deliver
We commit and deliverand always aim to keep our promises

The V.Group Promise

Safety is our #1 priority

With an exceptional safety record, our expert teams consistently supply management and vital support services for your vessels and crew

Cost Optimisation

Our continuous benchmarking and performance reporting means we constantly challenge our offering and services to provide you with the best value and quality proactively

Flawless Service Delivery

Based on a proven and globally consistent operating model

Technology as a core platform

Offering unmatched levels of control and transparency, leveraging the power of ShipSure 2.0 to transform your business

V.Group integrated value proposition

Value Proposition


V.Ships Offshore is a member of leading offshore industry bodies

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IMCA Member
Marine Safety Forum
Cyber Essentials

Meet our team at ADIPEC 2021

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

Managing Director

Steve is currently MD Crew Management (Offshore) and has managed V.Group’s relationship with ADNOC L&S since the contract was awarded. He has worked in the offshore sector for over 2 decades, including senior roles in the offshore sector within the UAE and more recently with SubSea 7 in Singapore prior to joining V.Group.

Andrew Jaini

Andrew Jaini

Head of Commercial & Client Transition (Crew Management)

Andrew provides business development, commercial, and client onboarding support to Crew Management Managing Directors across all segments. He was transition lead for the ADNOC L&S outsourcing project and has supported the client relationship from contract award to date.

Kiron Vijayasekharan

Kiron Vijayasekharan

Contracts and General Manager

Kiron has worked in the UAE for the last 15 years as Head of Contracts & Projects for OSV & Subsea Construction with leading marine offshore companies contracted to ADNOC Offshore, NPCC, ADOC Japan, Saudi ARAMCO, Kuwait Oil Company and Qatar Petroleum. He currently manages VSUK (Abu Dhabi) and is the contract manager for ADNOC L&S.

Find out more

Ship Management

Ship Management

Ship Management across a range of vessel types deployed within the offshore and renewable energy markets

Crew Management

Crew Management

Attracting, recruiting, developing and deploying highly skilled professional seafarers to ensure the safe, reliable and responsible operation of your vessels

Support Services

Support Services

From technical services to travel, catering, procurement and insurance, our services ensure your vessel and crew are fully supported

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