Egypt headquartered Maridive Group has chosen to migrate 24 of its modern Offshore Support Vessels to Marlink’s VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) WaveCall Plus services in addition to one new build vessel. By choosing the latest generation VSAT services from Marlink, Maridive plans to significantly improve its operational, client and crew communication facilities.
As one of the largest marine and oil service companies in the world, Maridive Group has a globally distributed fleet with an operational footprint covering North & West Africa, the Mediterranean, the Caspian Sea and Latin American countries. Reflecting Maridive’s established position as a technology focused operator, the company selected Marlink to upgrade its vessels to VSAT in 2012. This latest contract adds a further five vessels operating in Venezuela and Brazil, whilst enhancing Maridive’s communication capabilities for business, crew and safety by upgrading to WaveCall Plus.
“With so much new technology available to support our maritime and business operations our strategy is to ensure reliable broadband connectivity on board. The higher bandwidth and reliability of Marlink’s VSAT service will enable smarter operations through the use of IP based technical applications, ERP, surveillance cameras and equipment monitoring in addition to faster, multi-user internet access and navigation software and chart updates,” said Capt. Mohamed Yakout, Marine Sector General Manager, Maridive Group.