V.Group CEO calls for crew safety to be kept front-of-mind on Day of the Seafarer


René Kofod-Olsen, CEO of V.Group (V.) has shared the following comment to mark today’s Day of the Seafarer:

“Day of the Seafarer 2024 is all about celebrating and honouring the effort that seafarers make every day to uphold safety of life at sea.

“Sadly, the last few years have seen an amplified risk environment for the seafarers who help to power the engine of global trade. It is harder than ever for them to do their jobs in this era of increased geopolitical tension.

“For V., seafarers are at the very heart of what we do. We are committed to celebrating and developing our talented crew pool, which now spans 44,000 men and women from all over the world.

“We must keep developing them with an eye on what comes next. Complexity in our industry is increasing, and the challenges of decarbonisation and digitalisation will need more training and upskilling to manage properly.

“We must do this while keeping seafarer safety at the front of our minds, and be uncompromising in the standards that we set across the whole maritime value chain.”