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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.


QuoteOur vessel "Kingdom of Fife" is primarily engaged in a wide range of mooring and navigation buoy maintenance tasks. It has used the e-SEA™ system from Woodsons for some time now, and it has transformed our approach to shipboard communications. Benefiting from always on broadband without punitive data charges has allowed easy communications with the vessel and I am pleased to recommend it to others. Quote

Iain Ross
Marine Operations Director of Briggs Marine

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