18th century sailing ship to connect via VSAT

SOIC Ship Management is set to bring the latest in VSAT communications technology to the Götheborg of Sweden, a full-scale working replica of an 18th century sailing ship, rebuilt as a full 1:1 scale model of the original Swedish East India Company vessel which sank in 1745.

The Götheborg of Sweden is the world’s largest ocean-going sailing ship and has just embarked on a two-year journey around Europe to Asia, scheduled to be completed in late 2023.

The ship will be installed with VSAT systems provided by NSSLGlobal, providing a digital link to monitor operational systems including temperature, pressure, fuel, and water levels using data from approximately 600 sensors on board.

“Although the Götheborg resembles a vessel from the 1700s, it’s essential we have the latest vessel communications technology on board to ensure the safety of our professional crew,” said Lars Ringnér, Ship Director of SOIC Ship Management.

“We’re grateful to NSSLGlobal for providing their world-class satellite technology and airtime on this landmark journey around the world. Additionally, this relationship is complemented by both companies’ commitment to working sustainably and we will be sailing under wind power as much as possible.”

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