These systems will use SAILOR 900 antennas from Cobham Satcom and broadband airtime from Eutelsat and SpeedCast.
Seasat will install and commission the equipment as well as provide service and support to the vessels. Maersk Supply Service will use the broadband connectivity for both business applications and crew welfare.
“Increasing charter and crew demand for fast and reliable internet require high quality equipment, a proven satellite provider and second to none service support,” said Peter Faurhoej, head of Navcom Systems at Maersk Supply Service. “This additional multiyear contract with Seasat will address our growing needs for reliable and cost effective communications services on board our vessels. We are very satisfied with the tailor made setup we have developed together with Seasat, and we are sure that our crew members and charters will be satisfied too.”
Olivier Risse, director of mobile services at Eutelsat, added: “This contract is further evidence of how our newly expanded satellite footprint is benefiting the maritime sector that has high expectations for reach, dependability and cost-effective connectivity.”