SeaTec Repairs is open for business in Hamburg

SeaTec Repairs is open for business in Hamburg

SeaTec Repairs, V.Group’s specialists in turn-key repairs and installations for the leisure and commercial shipping industry has established a base in Hamburg, alongside our existing ship management operations. Led by Angelo Soraci, SeaTec Repairs will offer its wide range of services from engineering to laser scanning, project management and...

V.Ships Brazil celebrates partnerships in the maritime community

V.Ships Brazil celebrates partnerships in the maritime community

Members of the local shipping community in Rio de Janeiro gathered last night at the annual V.Ships event at the Copacabana Palace Hotel to celebrate and recognise the importance of partnerships in the industry. V.Ships Brazil general manager, Leo Freitas welcomed guests and introduced V.Ships Offshore director Alessandro Ciocchi...

V.Group selected as partner to Nordic Tankers Trading’s new specialist ship management company

V.Group selected as partner to Nordic Tankers Trading’s new specialist ship management company

Nordic Tankers Trading has announced their intention to create a new company and selected V.Group as a partner to invest in the specialist ship management ship operations in Scandinavia. The new company, Dania Ship Management, will be created from the foundation of Nordic Tankers’ current operations including their core...

V.Group appoints non-executive directors to board

V.Group appoints non-executive directors to board

London, 9 March 2017 – V.Group Ltd. (“V.Group”), the world’s leading marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Pattullo and Jesper Kjaedegaard to its board. These engagements follow the investment in the company by Advent International, (“Advent”), one of...

V.Group granted ship management services accreditation for Russian flagged vessels in Russia

V.Group granted ship management services accreditation for Russian flagged vessels in Russia

V.Group has taken its first Russian flagged vessel into full technical management following earlier successful accreditation of the St.Petersburg office from the Russian Register. The ship management services, which will be delivered by V.Ships operations in Limassol and BGI crewing operations in St. Petersburg, are a significant milestone, marking...

New safety initiative to drive performance improvements on board

New safety initiative to drive performance improvements on board

V.Group has signed an agreement with Lloyds Register to run an initiative on port state control performance improvement on board our V.Ships and ITM managed vessels over the next six months. Drawing on 2016 data of port state control inspections and vetting analysis, Lloyd’s Register has developed the initiative...

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...

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