V.Group establish a network of Mental Wellbeing Champions

V.Group establish a network of Mental Wellbeing Champions

Given the importance that V.Group attributes to mental wellbeing for our colleagues, we are delighted to confirm that we now have a network of over fifty Mental Wellbeing Champions across the Group’s global locations. Our Mental Wellbeing (MW) Champions will make a real difference across the organisation and play...

Stella Maris steps in to support V.Ships vessel

Stella Maris steps in to support V.Ships vessel

Seafarer charity Stella Maris recently stepped in to assist V.Ships with a challenge resulting from COVID-19 restrictions. A seafarer, who had been onboard a vessel for over 12 months, was denied disembarkation at Galveston, Houston, due to an expired US visa. Current US policy allows crew changes in the...

Seafarer wellbeing remains V.Group’s key concern as charity Stella Maris continues global support

Seafarer wellbeing remains V.Group’s key concern as charity Stella Maris continues global support

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Graham Westgarth, V.Group’s Chairman Elect, discussed the importance a worldwide governmental response to the crisis. It’s important, he argued, that we recognise seafarers as key workers in order to facilitate the essential crew changes which protect their wellbeing and in turn...

V.Ships India receives award for its support to seafarers during global pandemic

V.Ships India receives award for its support to seafarers during global pandemic

Colleagues in V.Ships India have been awarded a certificate of appreciation for their efforts to maintain the wellbeing of seafarers who are currently at sea due to restrictions put in place because of the global pandemic.  The award was presented during a virtual awards ceremony on 26 September by...

Crew wellbeing takes centre stage at Bahamas Shipowners Association event

Crew wellbeing takes centre stage at Bahamas Shipowners Association event

The importance of giving seafarers a voice was a key discussion point at the recent Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA) Crewing in Crisis forum. The panel discussion, which saw a number of industry leaders participate, was moderated by V.Ships MD John Adams – chair of the BSA and vice chair...

V.Group supports the ‘Flying Angel’ campaign

V.Group supports the ‘Flying Angel’ campaign

In these challenging times it is worth remembering that our seafarers play a significant role in keeping the global economy running by supplying essential goods such as foods, fuel, medicine and equipment. Given that seafarers have been on the front line in the global fight against Covid-19, V.Group proudly...

It’s ok to not be Ok

It’s ok to not be Ok

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and this year we are encouraging seafarers and operators alike to look out for each other’s mental health by using some simple tips that we have put together. It is thought that globally, as many as 400,000 seafarers are still stranded...

James Muir appointed board trustee with Stella Maris

James Muir appointed board trustee with Stella Maris

Seafarer charity Stella Maris has announced the appointment of V.Group’s James Muir as a board trustee. The charity, which supports seafarers worldwide with a range of practical and pastoral support, operates a global network of port chaplains and volunteer ship visitors who offer welfare services and advice, practical help,...

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