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Woodsons engineers recently completed the installation and commissioning of a Seatel C Band global VSAT communications antenna on board the fishing vessel Hannover in Panama.

Hannover, a large factory freezer trawler, is currently fishing for Jack Mackerel in the South Eastern Pacific off the coast of Chile. Operating in such remote locations requires reliable, secure communications. The VSAT system provides them with this with an ‘always on unlimited use’ data service and low cost voice with crewcalling.

VSAT Antenna Hannover









C-Band VSAT antenna is lifted from dockside

VSAT Antenna on board Hannover









Hannover with VSAT antenna in place

Operating a factory ship requires constant contact with office and the land based supply chain as she remains fishing at sea for up to 8 months at a time. With supplies being delivered at sea and fish transported back to market there is no room for communications failure.

VSAT systems are now installed on a range of commercial, Oil and Gas and fishing vessels operating globally and has proven its reliability and quality of service in the harshest conditions in the world.


QuoteThe e-SEA™ system from Woodsons is great. We've got a wireless connection through out the vessel and I have my Blackberry tuned into the network, so I have instant access to all my emails all the time. I also use Skype on our PC to keep in contact with my family at home and it makes going away much easier when you can have a video call to home at any time. If I had to choose between the broadband and the TV for onboard, I'd choose the broadband… magic Quote

James West
Skipper of the Golden Sceptre (Fishing Vessel)

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