V.Group completes project to introduce user-friendly language to improve safety performance

V.Group completes project to introduce user-friendly language to improve safety performance

A project to present key information in a way that enables the reader to quickly find, read and understand what is required has been successfully completed by V.Group. As part of improving our overall safety performance, the VMS procedural washing project which began in 2016, has followed in the...

Ocean Technologies Group acquires Marlins and enters into strategic partnership with V.Group

Ocean Technologies Group acquires Marlins and enters into strategic partnership with V.Group

V.GROUP, a leading global provider of ship management and marine support services, and Ocean Technologies Group, a leading provider of maritime learning and operational technologies, have entered a strategic partnership to offer best-in-class e-learning to V.Group personnel and customers. Starting later this year, V.Group will leverage on Ocean Technologies...

V.Group calls on worldwide community to support Day of the Seafarer 2020

V.Group calls on worldwide community to support Day of the Seafarer 2020

GLOBAL ship management company V.Group is leading calls to recognize the achievements of seafarers worldwide and raise awareness of the 200,000 currently stranded at sea on Day of the Seafarer (DotS) 2020. With more than 94% of all goods transported by sea, seafarers are on the frontline of the...

Andrew Piper recognised as V.Ships Cadet of the Year 2020

Andrew Piper recognised as V.Ships Cadet of the Year 2020

Last week we got a glimpse into the bright future of one of our young V.Ships cadets when Andrew Piper picked up the award for V.Ships Cadet of the Year 2020 by the City of Glasgow College. Andrew was praised in recognition of the commitment shown throughout his cadetship....

Chief engineer praised as ‘Goal zero hero’ by Shell Americas

Chief engineer praised as ‘Goal zero hero’ by Shell Americas

Congratulations to Chief Engineer, Normand Lemay, who is included in the top 10 of Shell America’s ‘Goal Zero Hero’ global safety award programme for 2019. Normand was selected out of 143 nominations for his role in stopping a job onboard the Juno Marie in May 2019, where colleagues were...

V.Group has produced a series of discussion papers entitled “Life After Lockdown”

V.Group has produced a series of discussion papers entitled “Life After Lockdown”

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana – Although our industry continues to be ravaged by the global impact of Covid-19,  we think the time has come to look to the future and put to positive use the lessons we have collectively...

V.Group launch new risk-based SIRE Performance Analysis Platform

V.Group launch new risk-based SIRE Performance Analysis Platform

In March 2019, V.Group commissioned an external review of its vetting processes with Barber Maritime Ltd. The review looked at V.Group’s processes, procedures and digital platforms with the remit to give assurance all of its offices were performing to top quartile standards. The report provided a detailed document review...

V.Group repatriates more than 7,000 stranded seafarers

V.Group repatriates more than 7,000 stranded seafarers

GLOBAL ship management company V.Group has facilitated 7,315 seafarers movements in the three months since 17th March. Stranded at sea due to the crew change crisis, the seafarers comprised 89 nationalities and were moved from 662 vessels.  1,879 seafarers were repatriated in the last week alone. V.Group, which has...

V.Ships VMS meets the requirements for ISO 45001:2018

V.Ships VMS meets the requirements for ISO 45001:2018

According to industry data from the International Labour Organisation, there is an estimated 2.78 million work-related deaths and 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries across the globe each year. At V.Group, we understand that with the continuing increase in global trade, there are new health and safety challenges that drive...

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...

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