NSC-Group is already a customer of Marlink’s smart network solutions, having renewed its agreement for provision of high bandwidth Sealink VSAT to its fleet in April 2020.
The agreement with Telemar runs for five years and includes inspection, maintenance, testing and overhaul of bridge equipment including Radio Surveys, Voyage Data Recorders, Gyro Compass, X-band and S-band radars.
Telemar will also provide NSC with access to its system advising of due dates for service and parts replacement as well as dual language remote service support on a 24x7x365 basis.
The service agreement provides NSC-Group with complete predictability in terms of its maintenance programme as well as scheduled service costs, enabling better planning and execution and ensuring that vessels operate safely and in regulatory compliance.
“Digitalised and efficient vessel operations require reliable connectivity and certainty of service for critical bridge navigation components and systems,” said Björn Eichhorn, director fleet management at NSC-Group. “Our experience with Marlink’s professional approach to connectivity and the efforts of the Telemar team to respond to our request for service were critical deciding factors.”
“Marlink is delighted to have secured this further opportunity to provide our services to NSC-Group for an extended period that provides both parties with confidence for the future,” said Kai Sangkuhl, managing director, Telemar Electronics. “Our strong position among the ship management and operations community in Germany is a reflection of the speed and quality of response to customer requests and delivery of best in class products and service.”