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.

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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We offer our services on a global scale, our experience and expertise is second to none. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about our services.