Marlins approved test centres open in Panama and Ethiopia

Marlins approved test centres open in Panama and Ethiopia

Marlins, V.Group’s training business, has approved two new test centres in Panama and Ethiopia. The test centre in Panama is the first Marlins approved test centre in Central America. The centres – E4Seafarers in Panama and Andromeda Marine Surveying and Consultancy PLC in Ethiopia will offer both Marlins UK...

Educational materials help seafarers understand their human rights

Educational materials help seafarers understand their human rights

V.Group’s training business, Marlins, partnered with Human Rights At Sea to develop a range of educational materials that will help seafarers understand their human rights. The first of these materials – a short animated film and an infographic have just been launched on Human Rights At Sea’s website with...

New elearning courses help passenger ship crew cope under crisis

New elearning courses help passenger ship crew cope under crisis

Safety at sea is relevant regardless of the vessel and it’s something that is top of mind for every seafarer. When it comes to passenger vessels there can be potentially hundreds of people who will come to rely on the crew in the event of a crisis therefore it’s...

Marlins elearning content updated for the leisure maritime sector

Marlins elearning content updated for the leisure maritime sector

Working in collaboration with V.Ships Leisure, our training business Marlins has developed an elearning suite of material specifically for cruise ship personnel. The course content, which has been adapted from existing content, has been designed to meet the training requirements of the cruise and leisure industry. With 30 cruise...

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...

Setting the course for non-seafarers in our industry

Setting the course for non-seafarers in our industry

A new elearning course – Introduction to Shipping – has been developed by V.Group’s training business, Marlins and is aimed at non-mariners working in the shipping industry. Shipping relies on shore-based teams such as accountants, crewing personnel, travel agents, procurement teams, IT departments and operational personnel – most of...

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...

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...

Commitment to improve safety, security and environmental standards on board

Commitment to improve safety, security and environmental standards on board

There are a number of recognised industry standards, which have been put in place to protect and continuously improve life for those at sea. And ensuring our seafarers understand what they can expect as a result of these standards is an important part of V.Group’s training matrix. While governance...

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