Global Marine Travel named in Travel Weekly’s 2019 Power List

Congratulations to colleagues in Global Marine Travel for being named in Travel Weekly’s Power List for 2019, which recognises the top 50 travel agencies in the US with $100 million or more in travel sales. Transporting safely and economically over 300,000 maritime personnel around the world every year, GMT...

V.Ships Ukraine opens new Seafarer Centre in Odessa to provide enhanced support for seafarers

V.Ships Ukraine has recently opened a new Seafarer Centre in Odessa. The new facility serves as an extension of the main crewing offices and provides first-hand support to seafarers in areas such as recruitment, mobilisation, crew claims and personal welfare as well as in navigating digital tools such as...

V.Group shortlisted for SAFETY4SEA Technology Award for ShipSure platform – cast your vote now

V.Group is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for the SAFETY4SEA Technology Award 2019 for our marine digital platform ShipSure 2.0. ShipSure 2.0 is a unique marine digital platform, developed in-house at V.Group, which leverages the company’s 30+ years’ experience as a global ship manager and marine services...

2019 IMO Day of the Seafarer: An interview with Captain Maria Kristina B. Javellana

Today is the annual IMO Day of the Seafarer. This year, the theme ‘I am onboard with gender equality’ emphasises the importance and value of women within the professional ranks. Day of the Seafarer provides an opportunity to highlight some of the professional women in the industry, particularly in...

Statement regarding Front Altair

Statement regarding Front Altair

Earlier today (13 June), International Tanker Management (ITM), managers of the Front Altair, reported that the crew were forced to abandon ship following an explosion on board the vessel. Our primary concern is of course our seafarers and we are pleased to report that all 23 disembarked safely from...

V.Group crew put safety training into action to save lives

Safety and crew competence is at the core of our service offering here at V.Group. From risk management and behavioural safety to firefighting equipment and maintenance, our global pool of circa 44,000 seafarers has access to extensive and ongoing training, ensuring crew are always equipped to deal with any...

SeaTec partners with major ship engineering conference

SeaTec was the main sponsor of MOSES2019, the second biannual conference on modelling and optimisation of ship energy systems, held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, earlier this month. As the shipping industry’s leading seminar of its kind,  MOSES2019 aimed to address challenges and stimulate discussion among scientists...

V.Crew Connect app reaches more than 10,000 users

The Embark project has reached a major milestone by rolling out the V.Crew Connect app to more than 10,000 registered users. The app gives seafarers the opportunity to perform and complete mobilisation tasks from wherever they are in the world. It aims to give the seafarer more time at...

Marlins launches new English language elearning course for engineers to improve communication at sea

Marlins, V.Group’s world-leading brand of maritime English language testing, recruitment and elearning solutions for seafarers, has launched its first ever maritime language elearning course for marine engineer officers and crew. The new course is designed to improve communication at sea by helping marine engineers to develop their English language...

Graham Westgarth to lead V.Group

London, 30 April 2019: V.Group, a leading global provider of ship management and marine support services, today announces the appointment of Graham Westgarth as Chief Executive Officer. Graham has served on V.Group’s board since September 2018 and will take over from Ian El-Mokadem who has informed the Board of...

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