Meet our experts at SMM – Marco Calvigioni

Meet our experts at SMM – Marco Calvigioni

Based in Monaco, Marco Calvigioni is our resident expert in navigation and radio systems on vessels – an area that has seen dramatic technological development over the past decade. As sales and service supervisor for our SeaTec Communications business, Marco leads the supply, installation and servicing of electronic hardware...

Meet our experts at SMM – Ulrika Quist

Meet our experts at SMM – Ulrika Quist

Based in our Monaco office, Ulrika Quist has 25 years’ experience in the shipping industry, both at sea in navigation on board passenger vessels and ashore in technical roles. As administration general manager for our SeaTec Repairs and Communications businesses, Ulrika leads and coordinates a global administration team. Ulrika’s...

KIMFT and Marlins discuss opportunity for collaboration

KIMFT and Marlins discuss opportunity for collaboration

Marlins, V.Group’s training business, recently hosted guests from the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT) in their Glasgow, UK office to discuss potential collaboration, supporting KIMFT’s plans to establish a Maritime English centre for Asia. The meeting was initiated following a meeting in May, where Marlins manager,...

Preparing for a triathlon at sea

Preparing for a triathlon at sea

Having access to the latest or best gym equipment is of little point if the motivation to exercise isn’t there. And when you are at sea training facilities are often in short supply therefore motivation has to be higher than someone ashore – something DP Operator and Ironman contender...

V.Group seafarers are in the know with all the latest news from home

V.Group seafarers are in the know with all the latest news from home

Being away from home for months at end can be hard however being able to get a regular feed of news from your homeland can certainly help ease the homesickness. Andy Cook, V.Group’s global crew operations director explains how we are helping our seafarers connect with home: “We subscribe...

Energy management in the Leisure sector produces significant benefits

Energy management in the Leisure sector produces significant benefits

Energy management of vessels isn’t just good for the environment – it’s good for the ship owner too, with significant financial benefits to be gained through better performance. And with some ports offering discounts for vessels that have implemented ISO 140001 there are even more savings to be made....

Expert advice avoids costly dry docking repair

Expert advice avoids costly dry docking repair

Being able to repair a vessel without any interruption to its schedule will be music to the ears of ship owners, charterers, crew and the fleet superintendent too. And in our latest case, UMC were able to offer their expert advice to evaluate and advise on suitable in-water propeller...

End of an era for crew on board FPSO Marlim Sul

End of an era for crew on board FPSO Marlim Sul

It was a bittersweet day for crew members as they transferred off the FPSO Marlim Sul for the final time on 22 April after 13 years. The unit, operating primarily off the coast of Brazil in the oil field of the same name, was recently decommissioned marking the successful...

Training helps shore and sea personnel respond to the migrant crisis

Training helps shore and sea personnel respond to the migrant crisis

Marlins, V.Group’s training business, launched an elearning course in December last year to ensure the effective and efficient response to crisis scenarios involving migrants and refugees making their way through the Mediterranean and South China seas. The course – Humanitarian Response – was developed in partnership with UK-based charity,...

From practice to theory our seafarer trainers are ready for business

From practice to theory our seafarer trainers are ready for business

When it comes to training seafarers, the best people to do that are those who have actually been seafarers themselves or have worked in this environment. However to take all that practice and turn it into learning opportunities for others requires skill and methodology. It’s something which, Marlins, V.Group’s...

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