Crew Services

As one of the world’s largest maritime support providers, V.Group understand that a supported, fully-qualified crew is crucial in achieving efficient and effective operational continuity. Our bespoke crew services are tailored to meet your requirements, so you can rest assured we can deliver a crew for your vessel that is both highly trained and unrivalled in industry expertise and experience – when you need them and wherever you are.

With a client portfolio spanning cargo transportation, marine catering, specialist hospitality as well as offshore and leisure vessels, our crew services cover travel, training and catering services as well as proactively managing the physical and mental wellbeing of our crews worldwide.

With decades of unrivalled industry experience, V.Group understand the need for competence, skill and experience in every field. Our training and development services ensure all our V.Group employees can make the critical contributions necessary to maximise efficiency onboard your ship. We’re also dedicated to providing quality crew support through a network of preferred partners and professionals with a vast array of marine-centric services, including specialised catering, logistics and hospitality-related solutions.

Although it can be challenging and time-consuming, crew training is a crucial component in ensuring safe and effective operations. With the help of V.Ships’ industry-leading learning solutions, your seafarers will have the knowledge and expertise to fully adhere to international shipping laws and regulations, with training that seamlessly combines onboard training, shore training, custom workshops and e-learning. With an unrivalled understanding of the maritime sector, a plethora of resources at our disposal and the industry experience to match, the travel services at V.Group ensure we can transport our seafarers seamlessly to destinations all over the world – getting them where they need to be on time, every time.

We also offer hospitality and culinary training tailored to meet the needs of the modern marine industry. As a part of V.Group, Oceanic Catering is a top provider of catering and hospitality services and training with more than 20 years of expertise working on commercial boats from every industry, from cruise ships to luxury yachts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many crew on a container ship?

Commercial vessels normally host a crew of 20 to 30 people, including four engineers to manage the technical side of operations and two to three cooks and stewards in the galley. Most crew members are categorised as seafarers, carrying out tasks in the wheelhouse, on the deck and elsewhere.

How do I become a crew member?

If you’re interested in a career in the maritime industry, the qualifications and experience needed will come down to the role you are interested in.

For more information about working in the maritime sector, have a look at our careers page or click here to register your CV and check the latest opportunities at V.Group.

What fields can crew be based in both at-sea and on-land?

There are plenty of offshore and onshore roles in the maritime sector. For more information about the opportunities we have here at V.Group, have a look at our careers page.

How many seafarers and offshore colleagues does V.Group have?

At V.Group, we have an international team of 44,000 active seafarers and crew across multiple sectors. Our seafarers work closely with an onshore team of over 3,000 employees in 30 countries around the world.

Bespoke Crew Management Services

V.Group is one of the largest providers of maritime support services in the world. With decades of industry expertise in crew management, we boast a network of over 44,000 seafarers covering training, catering and travel.

Working under the V.Group umbrella, Oceanic Services, Marlins and V.Travel provide bespoke maritime support services that ensure your fleet is maintained by a nourished, highly trained crew of professional seafarers.

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Whether you need catering for your merchant fleets and cargo vessels or for your luxury yacht with a finer dining experience, Oceanic Catering can meet your needs. With over 20 years of experience Oceanic Catering are the leading suppliers of catering and hospitality services in the industry.

We understand that catering can be expensive and require controlled budgets. That's why regardless of who you are catering for, be it your team or customers, we aim to keep costs low whilst maintaining a high standard. We ensure that our catering personal team have the expertise to deliver freshly prepared meals meeting all MLC standards.

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To ensure the safety and success of your operations your team need to be trained correctly to a high standard. This can be extremely time consuming and difficult to achieve efficiently.

V.Group leverage partners’ digital platforms to provide innovative and industry leading integrated e-learning solutions. Our solution include bespoke content, cutting-edge technologies in micro-learning, adaptive and gamified learning and virtual reality training.

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In a global maritime industry it can be difficult to transport your team efficiently in a cost effective manner. As part of V. Group, GMT offer a solution to this problem. GMT moves over 300,000 maritime personnel every year and is partnered with leading shipping companies such as Silversea, Prysmian and Seacor.

Using the latest technology and systems we offer a simple solution for transporting your people. Our priority is to move your people safely whilst always remaining on time.

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