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March 26, 2002

V. Ships aims at offshore
The V.Ships Group, the world’s largest provider of ship management and related services, has formed a new company to further develop its involvement in the offshore industry worldwide.

V.Ships Offshore has recently established an office in Aberdeen, with Graham Robson as director. His international experience in management, business development and operations in the upstream sector includes 23 years with the offshore industry’s largest vessel operator, Tidewater Marine, most recently as manager, international marketing, in New Orleans.

In welcoming Graham Robson to the group, Peter Cooney, managing director of V.Ships' Shipmanagement Division, said : "The group has in-house offshore experience and we look forward to expanding V.Ships involvement in this sector".

V. Ships is offering a range of management and crew services for FPSOs, shuttle tankers, drillings rigs, supply ships, specialist and multi-purpose support vessels, and cable layers.

A privately-owned company headquartered in Monaco, its operations office in Glasgow is one of 40 in 26 countries, employing 1,100 staff and 22,500 sea staff.