V.Group makes high profile commitment to growth in China

V.Group makes high profile commitment to growth in China

V.Group senior executives held a series of high-level meetings in China week commencing 12 March to progress the company’s ambitious growth plans in both the commercial and leisure shipping segments. The tour included meetings with key players in the industry – from leasing houses to ship builders and crewing...

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...

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...

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...

Proactive approach enhances safety culture on board leisure vessels

Proactive approach enhances safety culture on board leisure vessels

A proactive approach to identifying and managing risks associated with work related injuries is enhancing the safety culture on board leisure vessels and contributing to a significant reduction of general accidents. The Occupational Health & Safety Management Standard (OHSAS 18001) programme is part of the integrated Vessel Management System...

Energy management in the Leisure sector produces significant benefits

Energy management in the Leisure sector produces significant benefits

Energy management of vessels isn’t just good for the environment – it’s good for the ship owner too, with significant financial benefits to be gained through better performance. And with some ports offering discounts for vessels that have implemented ISO 140001 there are even more savings to be made....

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