UK cadet programme now open for applications

UK cadet programme now open for applications

The search for our next cohort of UK cadets starts today (Wednesday 10 October) with the first in a series of recruitment fairs being held at Fleetwood Nautical College in Blackpool (13:00 to 17:00). Globally we have over 1,100 cadets undergoing training at all stages of cadetship and it...

In-water or dry dock – when is the best time to polish your propeller?

In-water or dry dock – when is the best time to polish your propeller?

It’s already well known that regular propeller polishing can help achieve better fuel efficiency and most vessels will have a standard maintenance programme in place to do this – typically six to 12 months. However when the vessel is in dry dock a decision is often made to polish...

V.Group welcomes 2016 global engineering graduates

V.Group welcomes 2016 global engineering graduates

As part of V.Group’s continued investment in talent development, eight new global engineering graduates were formally welcomed into the business this week. V.Group’s global graduate development programme, now in its second year, is an intensive two year programme designed to give graduates the opportunity to learn about both commercial...

Grupo Stier becomes first Marlins Approved Test Centre in the Canary Islands

Grupo Stier becomes first Marlins Approved Test Centre in the Canary Islands

Grupo Stier has become the first Marlins Approved Test Centre in the Canary Islands following a successful inspection last month. The ship agency group, who also offer maritime and offshore training courses, will now be able to offer Marlins English Language testing as well as UK MCA approved STCW...

Women’s network launches in Monaco

Women’s network launches in Monaco

With an international shipping career spanning 27 years V.Group’s Ingrid Gantard has been the driving force behind the launch of the Women’s International Shipping & Trade Association (WISTA) branch in Monaco. Making her inaugural speech at the monthly Propeller Club Monaco meeting, Ingrid gave an overview of the importance...

ISO certification for V.Ships Offshore Aberdeen

ISO certification for V.Ships Offshore Aberdeen

V.Ships Offshore has achieved ISO certification for their Aberdeen office in the UK, completing ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS18001 certification. The initial certification for the office, it has been completed in parallel to a major upgrade of our offshore management system. Achieving these standards has been a key milestone in...

Career profile: Lee Clarke, Cadet Training Officer

Career profile: Lee Clarke, Cadet Training Officer

Lee is our Cadet Training Officer based on the Isle of Man. He grew up in South Africa and as a former seafarer who came ashore in June 2014 we caught up with him to find out more about what he does, how he got to where he is...

Supporting diversity and inclusion at sea

Supporting diversity and inclusion at sea

The maritime sector is one of great diversity, with people from all over the world coming together – both ashore and on board vessels. However, with diversity can come misunderstanding and it can often be hard for people to adjust to these new working environments. Our training business, Marlins,...

New elearning course helps seafarers understand the importance of Port State Control inspections

New elearning course helps seafarers understand the importance of Port State Control inspections

Marlins, V.Group’s elearning business, has launched a new elearning course, which aims to provide seafarers at all levels with the practical skills to prepare for a Port State Control (PSC) inspection. With Port State Control inspections taking place worldwide, each maritime authority checks around 25 per cent of visiting...

Conversion gives new lease of life for CC Pacifique

Conversion gives new lease of life for CC Pacifique

Converting a cable layer from a barge is a significant undertaking but for our V.Delta team specialized in Project management for conversion, refurbishment and energy conservation, it’s all in a day’s work. The vessel, formerly known as CC Pacifique served her time for owners Coastal Carriers N.V. and was...

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