Clients gather in Greece for a glimpse into the future of ship management

Clients gather in Greece for a glimpse into the future of ship management

Over 140 guests from the Greek shipping community had a glimpse into the future of ship management at an event hosted by V.Ships Greece on 3 October at the stunning Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens. Welcoming guests to the event, Costas Kontes, general manager V.Ships Greece outlined...

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...

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...

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...

Rapid underwater repair response avoids costly off hire for customer

Rapid underwater repair response avoids costly off hire for customer

When the call came in from a customer that their bulk carrier had collided with a smaller bulk carrier along the East Anchorages of Singapore, V.Group’s repair, inspection and maintenance experts – UMC – were quick to respond thanks to their global network of divers. The diving team mobilized...

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...

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...

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