Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live

Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live

Marlins, V.Group’s training business and Human Rights at Sea collaboration on a Diversity and Inclusion at Sea e-learning course is now available and being offered free of charge to individual seafarers for a limited time via the Marlins online shop. The collaboration, which was announced in September 2016 at...

Top marks for V.Group’s UK cadet programme

Top marks for V.Group’s UK cadet programme

V.Group’s UK cadet programme successfully achieved a high level performance rating in the annual Maritime Coastguard Agency audit conducted by MaTSU an independent unit of AEA Technology plc. The one-day audit ensures funding provided to maritime training providers is being used to develop high quality trainee officers who are...

Vessel visits improve ship to shore engagement

Vessel visits improve ship to shore engagement

Ensuring the health of our client’s vessels takes a lot of different people doing different roles – from traditional seafaring roles to shore based support roles. It’s therefore important we create understanding of the whole business and one way we do this at V.Group is arranging vessel visits for...

Celebrating 40 years of service

Celebrating 40 years of service

In 1976, Mike Littledale and Kelvin McIldoon joined Silver Line Ltd, which would eventually become part of V.Group. Kelvin and Mike have both played a significant role not just in V.Group’s history but in the shipping industry too. Mike’s career began at sea as a deck cadet following a...

Advent International to acquire majority stake in V.Group

Advent International to acquire majority stake in V.Group

Advent International (“Advent”) today announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority ownership interest in V.Group Ltd. (“V.Group”), the world’s leading marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, from OMERS Private Equity (“OPE”). OPE will reinvest in V.Group, working with Advent and the management team to...

Safety first Mike Bradshaw tells IMT’s Quality Operator delegates

Safety first Mike Bradshaw tells IMT’s Quality Operator delegates

“We must put safety first if we are to run safe, reliable and efficient fleets,” Mike Bradshaw, head of compliance for V.Group’s marine operations told delegates at IMT’s Quality Operator event in London today. “And to do this, we must attract and retain the best people – both at...

V.Ships Offshore open new office in Brazil

V.Ships Offshore open new office in Brazil

V.Group’s specialist ship management business for the offshore sector, V.Ships Offshore recently welcomed 100 clients to their new office in Rio de Janeiro. Leo Freitas, general manager says: “We were the first ship manager to set up in Brazil. Over the past 36 years we have steadily grown our...

V.Group’s Thomas Kelly appointed chair of Scottish Branch of IMarEST

V.Group’s Thomas Kelly appointed chair of Scottish Branch of IMarEST

Thomas Kelly, assistant fleet manager based in V.Group’s Glasgow office, has been elected chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). “The Scotland Branch is the largest in the institute,” says Thomas. “We have a rich shipping heritage and this covers all...

Amver awards recognise efforts in search and rescue missions at sea

Amver awards recognise efforts in search and rescue missions at sea

Costas Kontes (pictured above – front row, fourth from the right), general manager of V.Group’s ship management operations in Greece and general secretary of the International Propeller Club of the United States Port of Piraeus gave the keynote speech at this year’s Amver awards ceremony. The event coincided with...

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