OSG rolls out Starlink fleet-wide

Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has announced that it is close to completing a project to equip all vessels in its fleet with the Starlink satellite internet service from Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

Since the introduction of Starlink’s maritime service earlier this year, OSG says that its IT department has worked to complete most of the installation work for the Starlink equipment on every vessel in the OSG fleet, as well as all ships operated by its Alaska Tanker Company (ATC) subsidiary, with full installation expected by year end.

The project has been undertaken partly to meet the company’s commitment to provide improved connectivity for seafarers on board all of its vessels, allowing access to video calls, streaming services and social media while at sea.

“Our crew identified this as important, and we listened. The goal of the Starlink install was to enhance vessel communications and improve our crew’s ability to connect with family and friends. Our seafarers are the greatest asset we possess, and we are glad to support them on this,” said Patrick O’Halloran, OSG’s Chief Operations Officer.

“Our investment in the Starlink technology represents a major step forward in our industry and highlights our commitment to improving the quality of life for our crewmembers while they are at sea.”

“The implementation of this service will further position OSG as a forward-thinking organisation in the maritime industry. In addition to the benefits that Starlink provides to OSG’s crew, the availability of reliable, high-speed internet access while our ships are travelling across the globe will permit seafarers to better manage their vessels and communicate with shoreside staff.”

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