Ship management company Anglo-Eastern has agreed a deal with KVH to deliver sports news to its vessels from the postponed Euro 2020 football championships and the Tokyo Olympic Games, both taking place this summer after pandemic-related delays.
The subscription package will provide Anglo-Eastern’s seafarers with daily access to results, illustrated reports, previews, and table rankings, plus a daily quiz to test the crew’s sporting knowledge.
The sports round-up is delivered in a low-bandwidth format to be printed out by any vessel with e-mail. The service is not dependent on the ship having a KVH antenna, though it can be accessed digitally by crews on vessels subscribing to KVH SPORTSlink.
“Our seafarers have gone through a lot this year with the pandemic and the uncertainty over crew changes,” said Captain Aalok Sharma, Director of Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental Systems (QHSE) at Anglo-Eastern.
“This has made life at sea very stressful, challenging, and unpredictable, so we wanted to show our appreciation by rewarding them with a morale-boosting special sports news service to keep them informed about their favourite teams and athletes, as we know how important sports are to many of our colleagues at sea.”
“KVH has come up with an excellent special edition sports package that will report on all the action from these prestigious events, which I am sure will give our crews hours of well-deserved fun and entertainment.”