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Crewing data management app launched by V.Group

V.Group is to launch a new app for seafarers, alongside the opening of an upgraded training centre in Manila, to improve crewing performance and assist in planning as part of its Project Embark programme.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The app will be used to support professional development, performance appraisal, training, and documentation uploads throughout the vessel mobilisation process. The company has launched the application to tackle issues stemming from the fact that most crew paperwork and certification is still paper-based, which can slow down onboarding and crew scheduling processes, while making it harder to track relevant data.

The new training facilities at the Manila seafarer centre meanwhile will include an enhanced engineering simulator, a full mission High Voltage Simulator, LNG bunkering simulator, electronic MAN ME and RT Flex Engine models, and hydraulic, pneumatic and electro technology training stations.

“Project Embark is about providing an effective, simple and globally connected experience for our seafarers, offering the opportunity for career development with V.Group,” said Allan Falkenberg, group managing director, crew management at V.Group.

“Through the app, we’re making the experience of searching for assignments, signing contracts, and managing documentation as functional as booking a flight or shopping online. We’ve come to expect a lot of technology in our daily lives, but until now seafarers have just had to accept being stuck decades behind when it comes to arranging their next contract.”

“This is what we’re working to change with Project Embark; embracing advances in digitalisation to transform crewing. The app is just one part of this. Enhanced training, which we are also rolling out in Manila, is another, as is an improvement in the planning and reporting services we offer our customers.”{/mprestriction}

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