PhD award highlights importance of training to the offshore sector

Dr Surender Kumar, principal of our maritime training centre in Mumbai recently defended his thesis on The effectiveness of seafarer’s training using maritime simulators, highlighting the importance of training to the offshore sector. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Dehradun, India....

V.Group’s technical services companies successfully renew ISO certification status

The technical services companies within V.Group successfully completed their latest round of ISO9001:2008 recertification audits with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance last month. The companies undergoing recertification since January this year included UMC in Singapore, Dubai and UK, our global Seatec Communications and the Glasgow, Scotland based – Seatec Safety,...

V.Ships Offshore wins contract with CMM for five new oil spill recovery vessels in Brazil

V.Ships Offshore, part of the V.Group, has been awarded a ship management contract by Compagnie Maritime Monegasque Offshore Ltd (CMM) to provide full technical and crew management services for a new fleet of five oil spill recovery vessels in Brazil. The ship management services will be delivered from the...

Liverpool students signal bright future for ship management

A presentation by three maritime Business and Management second year students from Liverpool John Moores University to employees signals a bright future for the ship management industry. The presentation was delivered to V.Ship Offshore, part of V.Group, employees at our newly-acquired Bibby Ship Management office in Liverpool, which has...

V.Ships Offshore wins contract with Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC

V.Ships Offshore, part of V.Group has been awarded a ship management contract by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC to provide full technical and crew management services for an advanced SURF/IMR vessel. The ship management services will be delivered from our newly acquired Bibby Ship Management office in Singapore...

Crew conference highlights importance of relationships

“Building a good relationship between seafaring and shore employees is very important,” says OSG’s Captain Yun Ho No. And he knows what he’s talking about. Prior to V.Ships taking full technical management of OSG’s 44 international vessels in 2014, Captain No was responsible for leading the crew management for...

V.Ships Ukraine recognised in Ukrainian Maritime Rating awards

V.Ships Ukraine was recognised in the Ukrainian Maritime Rating awards, winning not one but two prestigious awards – Employer of the year and Cadet programme of the year. This is the first time the awards have been made to crewing companies, recognizing the growing number engaged in the recruitment...

V.Ships Shanghai hosts official opening ceremony

The opening of our new V.Ships Shanghai office was marked with an official ceremony on Tuesday 12 April at the Shanghai Pudong Four Seasons hotel, which was attended by Xu Guo Yi, Director of Ministry of Transport Shanghai combined port management committee office. The office is co-located in the...

V.Ships and Empros Lines partner to provide technical management to bulk carriers

V.Ships, part of the V.Group, has entered into a partnership with Empros Lines to create a dedicated bulk carrier management cell in Greece. The cell will be staffed by the Empros’ technical team and hosted in the Piraeus office of V.Ships. Managed by V.Ships Greece, from the office in...

V.Ships joins the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Membership of MACN provides us the opportunity to continuously improve our existing anti-corruption controls by having access to the latest best practice and insights from other members. The network fosters an environment of collective sharing and learning with members working together to develop sustainable solutions. As a member we...

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