New safety initiative to drive performance improvements on board

V.Group has signed an agreement with Lloyds Register to run an initiative on port state control performance improvement on board our V.Ships and ITM managed vessels over the next six months.

Drawing on 2016 data of port state control inspections and vetting analysis, Lloyd’s Register has developed the initiative to help ship and shore based teams quickly identify problems and manage the root cause. The data collated will be confidential and only used by V.Group’s compliance team to identify how we continuously improve our safety culture at sea.

Scott Kennedy & Matt Dunlop

Matt Dunlop, V.Group’s Group Director, Marine Operations said: “This is an internal initiative with the aim of continuously improving safety on board our vessels. We have a long-standing relationship with Lloyds Register and their experience and knowledge of our management systems has been fundamental in developing a campaign, which is relevant and meaningful to our seafarer colleagues.”

Scott Kennedy, Lloyds Register UKI Marine Operations Manager, added: “Safety is paramount to everything we do at Lloyd’s Register and I look forward to utilising the capability of both partners to continuously improve V.Ships fleet safety. This initiative will only strengthen our great relationship with V.Ships.”