V.Ships Leisure awarded contract for world’s first discovery yacht – Scenic Eclipse

V.Ships Leisure awarded contract for world’s first discovery yacht – Scenic Eclipse

V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, has been awarded a contract by Scenic for the technical and hotel operation management for the world’s first discovery yacht, Scenic Eclipse, which is due to be delivered in August 2018. The ultra-luxury expedition vessel is under construction at the Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia...

Ian El-Mokadem arrives at V.Group

Ian El-Mokadem arrives at V.Group

V.Group’s new Chief Executive Officer, Ian El-Mokadem joins the organisation today. Ian brings a wealth of experience in leading and growing customer-focused, international service businesses, and his arrival marks a significant milestone in the Group’s ambitious transformation plans. In June this year, V.Group announced a new and simpler structure...

V.Group acquires Graig Ship Management to strengthen dry bulk capability in China and Western Europe

V.Group acquires Graig Ship Management to strengthen dry bulk capability in China and Western Europe

V.Group has acquired Graig Ship Management Ltd, part of Graig Shipping PLC, which has developed a reputation for high quality new build supervision and ship management of dry bulk vessels. This reputation, which has its roots as part of Graig Shipping PLC’s 100 year history and is supported by...

V.Group announces new leadership team

V.Group announces new leadership team

V.Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian El-Mokadem as Chief Executive Officer and Martin Gaard Christiansen as Chief Commercial Officer. Both will assume their positions in the autumn. Ian joins from Exova, the global provider of technically demanding testing, calibration and related advisory services, where he served...

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...

V.Ships Offshore awarded Saipem contract for ship management of Total’s Kaombo FPSOs

V.Ships Offshore awarded Saipem contract for ship management of Total’s Kaombo FPSOs

V.Ships Offshore, part of V.Group, has been awarded the contract from Saipem to provide ship management services for sea trial, transit and hook up assistance of Total’s Kaombo Norte and Kaombo Sul FPSOs. The vessels are currently being converted by Saipem in the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore. The high...

V.Group announces simpler, more responsive organisation

V.Group announces simpler, more responsive organisation

V.Group has today announced a new simpler organisation structure, which aims to make customers the focus of decision making and to set new standards in ship management and marine services performance. As part of the changes, V.Group’s regional technical operations will report directly to the CEO, ensuring faster decision...

Spotlight: New Aberdeen office for V.Ships Offshore

Spotlight: New Aberdeen office for V.Ships Offshore

Following the acquisition of Bibby Ship Management in 2016, we started to look for new premises for our offshore ship management operations – V.Ships Offshore – in Aberdeen, Scotland. Our previous site was tucked away outside of the city in a business park, beside the major subsea businesses but...

SeaTec Inspections hit 1,000 and more

SeaTec Inspections hit 1,000 and more

Our global SeaTec Inspections business has seen rapid growth since its inception just over two years ago with over 1000 ship inspections under its belt. SeaTec Inspections is a worldwide provider of technical condition surveys, superintendence and technical support services to the cargo and commercial sectors and clients use...

Isle of Man Government funds five Manx V.Group cadets in conjunction with the Maritime Education Foundation

Isle of Man Government funds five Manx V.Group cadets in conjunction with the Maritime Education Foundation

The Isle of Man Government has confirmed an increase in funding for Manx cadets, enabling V.Group, in conjunction with the Maritime Education Foundation to offer an additional five cadetships in the 2017/18 intake. Previously the Government and Maritime Education Foundation funded two positions. V.Group currently has six Manx cadets...

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