V.Group’s success at Crew Connect Global Awards 2020

V.Group’s success at Crew Connect Global Awards 2020

V.Group is delighted to have won, not one, but two awards at this year’s Crew Connect Global Awards, respectively namely the “Innovation and Adoption of Technology” and the “Safety at Sea” awards. Innovation and Adoption Technology Award Awarded to nominees demonstrating a significant contribution to moving the maritime industry...

Seafarer wellbeing remains V.Group’s key concern as charity Stella Maris continues global support

Seafarer wellbeing remains V.Group’s key concern as charity Stella Maris continues global support

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Graham Westgarth, V.Group’s Chairman Elect, discussed the importance a worldwide governmental response to the crisis. It’s important, he argued, that we recognise seafarers as key workers in order to facilitate the essential crew changes which protect their wellbeing and in turn...

V.Ships India receives award for its support to seafarers during global pandemic

V.Ships India receives award for its support to seafarers during global pandemic

Colleagues in V.Ships India have been awarded a certificate of appreciation for their efforts to maintain the wellbeing of seafarers who are currently at sea due to restrictions put in place because of the global pandemic.  The award was presented during a virtual awards ceremony on 26 September by...

Crew wellbeing takes centre stage at Bahamas Shipowners Association event

Crew wellbeing takes centre stage at Bahamas Shipowners Association event

The importance of giving seafarers a voice was a key discussion point at the recent Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA) Crewing in Crisis forum. The panel discussion, which saw a number of industry leaders participate, was moderated by V.Ships MD John Adams – chair of the BSA and vice chair...

V.Group supports the ‘Flying Angel’ campaign

V.Group supports the ‘Flying Angel’ campaign

In these challenging times it is worth remembering that our seafarers play a significant role in keeping the global economy running by supplying essential goods such as foods, fuel, medicine and equipment. Given that seafarers have been on the front line in the global fight against Covid-19, V.Group proudly...

It’s ok to not be Ok

It’s ok to not be Ok

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and this year we are encouraging seafarers and operators alike to look out for each other’s mental health by using some simple tips that we have put together. It is thought that globally, as many as 400,000 seafarers are still stranded...

V.Group Photography Competition unveils worthy winner

V.Group Photography Competition unveils worthy winner

Last year we launched our very first photography competition and invited all colleagues to enter an image that told a story. We were overwhelmed with the number of photographs received and the high standard of entries. The competition was such a success that we decided to run it again...

Dubai colleague overcomes 130-day pandemic lockdown to complete docking and scrubber retrofit

Dubai colleague overcomes 130-day pandemic lockdown to complete docking and scrubber retrofit

For Dubai-based, Fleet Superintendent, Murat Acar, what should have been a routine trip to attend a docking and scrubber retrofit in Oman led to him being unable to return for 130 days due to the Covid-19 global lockdown. Murat travelled to the Duqm Shipyard in Oman on March 14...

V.Group Captains reflect on the state of the crew change crisis

V.Group Captains reflect on the state of the crew change crisis

Here at V.Group we’ve been working tirelessly with our customers to aid the plight of seafarers that are currently stuck at sea due to restrictions put in place because of COVID-19. And, with many countries across the world going into a second phase of lockdown measures and the uncertainty...

V.Ships supported SBM to complete a complex crew change for SBM Offshore FPSO Liza Destiny

V.Ships supported SBM to complete a complex crew change for SBM Offshore FPSO Liza Destiny

On Monday 20th July, V.Ships supported SBM to complete a complex crew change for SBM Offshore FPSO Liza Destiny, relieving the last batch of 8 crew members. The Onsigners had arrived 2 weeks earlier, completed their quarantine ashore at Georgetown, Guyana and on testing COVID-19 negative flew out offshore...

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