Vroon and Seagull Maritime create training agreement

Academia, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement — By on August 28, 2017 at 9:23 AM

l to r: Mr. Eric Rikken, Managing Director, Vroon, Mr. Lennart Ripke, Area Sales Manager, Seagull Germany and Mr. Diederic van Keulen, Head of Crewing, Vroon. – Picture provided by Vroon from signing of agreement.

The international shipping company, Vroon, has recently signed a fleetwide agreement with renowned training provider, Seagull Maritime. As responsible organisation in the shipping industry, Vroon believes they have an obligation to their customers and employees to implement a robust training scheme. Allowing their seafarers and onshore staff to sit at the top of the class and continue their personal and collective growth.

“Vroon has always been committed to safe practices and ensuring a duty of care for the safety and health of all employees and customers,” says Head Crewing, Diederic van Keulen, Vroon “We believe our continued success depends on the abilities and dedication of our staff and how we nurture each individual. We have always shared information and promoted teamwork throughout our organisation. So by focusing on training and personal development, we increase our position as the employer of choice within the industry.”

By implementing training solutions from Seagull Maritime fleetwide and for shore based personnel, Vroon believe they will further grow the quality of the people within their organisation. Seagull Maritime will deliver a complete solution for a diverse fleet of approximately 100 vessels that Vroon operates through 7 management companies, such as: Livestock Carriers; Offshore Support Vessels; Wind Turbine Installation Vessels and maintenance vessels; Dry Cargo Vessels; Container Vessels; Product/Chemical Tankers; Asphalt/Bitumen Tankers and Car Carriers. Through the selected training scope Vroon will have access to both ship specific training as well as generic training based on STCW requirements. A complete customer crewing software integration through the Seagull Training Administrator (STA) will also be implemented, making it easy for Crewing and HR department to keep track on progress and generate valuable reports.

“We believe in operational excellence, whilst keeping thing simple and sober and this lead us to continue the process with installing a training solution from Seagull” Mr. Diederic van Keulen finishes.

“Vroon has high demands for their training provider, and therefore we are extremely proud that Seagull is the provider of choice” says Managing Director Roger Ringstad at Seagull Maritime. ”Vroon is one of the major shipping companies in Europe with a diverse fleet of approximately 100 vessels and very competent crew. Large and always updated training library, flexible and integrated solutions for installation and operation is important for Vroon as well as our other customers. We are really looking forward to a long-term relationship with Vroon.”


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