V.Group releases second paper in Life After Lockdown series

V.Group releases second paper in Life After Lockdown series

Our second discussion paper in the ‘Life After Lockdown’ series, examining the acceleration of digital engagement, has been released. Each paper focusses on a specific area of maritime operations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and sets out key lessons learned. The first paper discussed crew engagement post Coronavirus whilst...

Mike Bradshaw appointed as chairperson for UK Chamber of Shipping Safety Culture Working Group

Mike Bradshaw appointed as chairperson for UK Chamber of Shipping Safety Culture Working Group

Congratulations to Mike Bradshaw, Global Head of HSEQ, after being appointed as Chairperson of the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Safety Culture Working Group (SCWG). Mike’s appointment by members of the SCWG is recognition for his expertise in safety culture, and for his work with the wider HSEQ team in...

UK food industry under threat from maritime crisis

UK food industry under threat from maritime crisis

THE head of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is backing calls for seafarers to be recognised as key workers and has underlined concerns about distribution to food and drink supplies if the maritime industry remains under lockdown. Ian Wright CBE, chief executive of the FDF, says food and...

V.Group Photography Competition unveils worthy winner

V.Group Photography Competition unveils worthy winner

Last year we launched our very first photography competition and invited all colleagues to enter an image that told a story. We were overwhelmed with the number of photographs received and the high standard of entries. The competition was such a success that we decided to run it again...

Dubai colleague overcomes 130-day pandemic lockdown to complete docking and scrubber retrofit

Dubai colleague overcomes 130-day pandemic lockdown to complete docking and scrubber retrofit

For Dubai-based, Fleet Superintendent, Murat Acar, what should have been a routine trip to attend a docking and scrubber retrofit in Oman led to him being unable to return for 130 days due to the Covid-19 global lockdown. Murat travelled to the Duqm Shipyard in Oman on March 14...

V.Group Captains reflect on the state of the crew change crisis

V.Group Captains reflect on the state of the crew change crisis

Here at V.Group we’ve been working tirelessly with our customers to aid the plight of seafarers that are currently stuck at sea due to restrictions put in place because of COVID-19. And, with many countries across the world going into a second phase of lockdown measures and the uncertainty...

V.Ships supported SBM to complete a complex crew change for SBM Offshore FPSO Liza Destiny

V.Ships supported SBM to complete a complex crew change for SBM Offshore FPSO Liza Destiny

On Monday 20th July, V.Ships supported SBM to complete a complex crew change for SBM Offshore FPSO Liza Destiny, relieving the last batch of 8 crew members. The Onsigners had arrived 2 weeks earlier, completed their quarantine ashore at Georgetown, Guyana and on testing COVID-19 negative flew out offshore...

V.Group and Xihe Group of Companies announce Technical Management Partnership

V.Group and Xihe Group of Companies announce Technical Management Partnership

Singapore-based tanker shipowner Xihe Group of Companies (Xihe) has appointed V.Group, a leading global provider of ship management and marine services as the technical manager for 16 of its modern tankers. Mr. Kenny Lim, Interim CEO of Xihe said: “This strategic partnership kickstarts Xihe’s engagement of independent, world-class professional...

V.Ships Leisure launches its new recruitment teaser video.

V.Ships Leisure launches its new recruitment teaser video.

V.Ships Leisure is pleased to launch its new video in an effort to attract applicants with a passion for the cruise industry. The rationale behind updating our recruitment video was to feature a new, edgy and exciting feeling that matches what working on cruise ships offers. Committed to the...

Digital risk analysis tool drives PSC excellence, and flawless service delivery

Digital risk analysis tool drives PSC excellence, and flawless service delivery

V.Group has launched a new risk analysis tool to drive Port State Control (PSC) excellence. Harnessing the operational learnings from more than 1000 PSC inspections per annum, the new tool has supported the V.Group fleet in delivering 83% flawless Port State Control inspections up to the end of quarter...

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