Paddling to victory

Paddling to victory

By day Ulrika Quist is an administration general manager with V.Group’s SeaTec Repairs business based in Monaco. The role takes Ulrika all over the world and she’s never without a paddle when travelling however not the kind you’d expect from someone working in the marine sector. Ulrika’s paddle is...

Defining and assuring competence in marine operations

Defining and assuring competence in marine operations

Defining and assuring competence in marine operations was the topic of a presentation, by V.Ships Compliance Director, Mike Bradshaw to delegates at the Nautical Institute AGM event in Aberdeen, UK today (Thursday 9 June). Speaking as part of a panel session on competency and command, Mike set the scene...

Gas detector course reduces risk associated with enclosed space entry

Gas detector course reduces risk associated with enclosed space entry

Marlins, part of V.Group, has partnered with Martek Marine to create a new elearning course on gas detectors, which aims to help seafarers identify hazards associated with enclosed space entry. A hot topic in the marine industry, exposure to unsafe atmospheric conditions represents one of the most serious hazards...

UMC undertakes first underwater replacement of bow thruster chain

UMC undertakes first underwater replacement of bow thruster chain

Our UMC team is used to dealing with unusual requests for help however a recent call from a propeller manufacturer presented a first for the team – an underwater repair to a bow thruster chain. The call revealed that a vessel – in Amsterdam – had issues with its...

V.Ships Offshore Captains and their crew recognised by Shell for safety

V.Ships Offshore Captains and their crew recognised by Shell for safety

Captain Rod Rix and Captain Mikhail Medvedev have been recognised by Shell for improving performance in HSSE risk areas on the anchor handlers chartered in support of their Stones field development in the Gulf of Mexico. V.Ships Offshore took over full technical and crew management of the E.R. Offshore...

Commitment to enhancing offshore marine safety

Commitment to enhancing offshore marine safety

Jamie Grant, senior fleet manager, V.Ships Offshore Aberdeen has been appointed to the UK’s Marine Safety Forum steering group The Forum promotes good practice and initiatives to enhance safety within the marine sector of the oil and gas industry. With representation from ship owners and managers, oil and gas...

Career profile: Chelsie Miles, Offshore Administrator

Career profile: Chelsie Miles, Offshore Administrator

A former student of Aberdeen College in Scotland, Chelsie Miles spent her early career in temporary roles before seeing an opportunity to establish her career in ship management with V.Ships Offshore. Joining us in 2015, Chelsie has just celebrated her first anniversary as Offshore Administrator and we caught up...

PhD award highlights importance of training to the offshore sector

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

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 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...

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