Our Response to COVID-19

In March 2020, Covid-19 arrived, resulting in an unprecedented response across the maritime industry. The announcement of the global pandemic and restrictions in every country meant we had to react quickly, nimbly and decisively, ensuring attention was directed to the practical needs of customers and the plight of seafarers during this challenging time.

Despite a challenging backdrop, V.Group emerged from 2020 as one of the most active and engaged operators, listening and providing reassurance to its customers and its people.

Although the pandemic remains, the strength of our operating model will continue to create value for our customers, which sits at the centre of all we do. We continue to have a leading voice in the market to highlight key industry issues. Everything we do continues to focus on flawless service delivery as we continuously engage with our customers.

40k+
Seafarers Repatriated

100+
Crew Nationalities

1k+
Vessels

There needs to be recognition that seafarers are the lifeblood of trade. Them not being accepted as key workers in various countries, that’s leading to a situation where they’re spending prolonged periods of time away from their families and that’s a humanitarian situation we should try and resolve.

What We Did

Keeping the maritime industry moving

Throughout the pandemic, via our travel arm Global Marine Travel (GMT), we worked hard to keep seafarers

Highlights from Our Response to COVID-19

Mental Health

ISWAN & V.Group: Supporting Mental Wellbeing

Crew

One year on: seafarer crisis ‘far from over’

smart4sea

2021 SMART4SEA Personality Award

Capture

V.Group joins Together in Safety to create a safer industry

Headshot

Giles Themans’ Sponsored Run

Update

Seafarer Wellbeing Remains V.Group’s Key Concern

Video call

V.Ships India Receives Reward

Crewing

Crew wellbeing at Bahamas Shipowners Association

Crew

V.Group supports the ‘Flying Angel’ campaign

Header

V.Group releases second paper in Life After Lockdown series

Container ship

UK food industry under threat from maritime crisis

Sunset

The State of the Crew Change Crisis

Crew

V.Ships supported SBM to complete a complex crew change

Seafarer

V.Group – Support Day of the Seafarer 2020

Discussion

V.Group Presents: “Life After Lockdown”

Stats

V.Group repatriates more than 7,000 stranded seafarers

Test Kits

Covid-19 Testing Kits Rolled out Across V.Group Fleet

Guide

V.Group partners with maritime welfare charity

Crew

Oceanic Catering Response to Covid-19

Wellbeing

Keeping seafarers safe and well during the Covid-19 crisis

Crew

Dania Ship Management Completes Crew Change During COVID-19

Boat

InterManager’s “Maritime Champions League”

BIMCO

BIMCO: COVID-19’s implications for ship management

Crew

Senior Leaders Launch Virtual Visits With Seafarers

Get in touch with our team

+44 (0)141 243 2435
enquiries@vgrouplimited.com

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