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DITEL V81 VSAT provides tugboat with connectivity service at sea

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Author : Lin Ma
Update time : 2022-08-18 15:12:29
Photo: Tugboat with DITEL V81 VSAT

Connectivity for tugboat at sea
♦ Real-time ship operation condition monitoring
♦ Surrounding environment monitoring report
According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), oil spill has become one of the most important source of ocean pollution. With the growing attention on eco-friendly marine industry development, in order to provide timely assistance, tugboat ship owners highly think of real-time communication at sea.
Tugboat as an important assistant type vessel, they are expected to help moving vessels in the region that lose steering, propulsion, or power, and drift towards land. In order to provide timely assistance, tugboats are expected to transit dynamic information about the breakdown vessel, including its position, heading, speed over ground, rate of turn as well as static information, e.g., identity, dimensions, cargo, flag in time. In addition, the real-time operation information about the tugboat itself is also required, such as the power consumption, navigation information, crew operation and more.
In addition to the vessel related information, surrounding environment monitoring report is another crucial part for tugboat’s assistance, including real-time measurements of ocean currents, wave height, and wind. With real-time monitoring of these information, the assistant team are able to make weather forecast and predict drift trajectories. In addition, current vessel traffic information is also required. The sailors could make a safe mooring plan accordingly.
DITEL 83cm VSAT Solution
♦ DITEL V81 VSAT equipment
♦ Cost-effective airtime plan with unlimited capacity
In order to provide real-time communication of the above information, our V81 is found to be the most suitable choice for this tugboat. Ditel V81 is a 83cm Ku-band maritime VSAT antenna system. With its 3-axis stabilized platform and 5 patent technologies, DITEL V81 offers superior high tracking performance, supporting remote control by PC and mobile, video monitoring, broadband, video conference, VoIP and other network applications. By selecting different satellite, V81 can offer services to deep ocean vessels which have high request on broadband.
Regarding the airtime service, this tugboat selects one of our most cost-effective plan with unlimited capacity. As they have used for a while by now, this plan is found to be quite satisfying. All the required information are transmitted in time and the VoIP service upon the tugboat is proven to be reliable. The sailors on this tugboat are able to use their PC and mobile to do Internet searching, make video calls and many other network applications. According to the feedback from the seamen on this tugboat, the performance of this solution has far exceeded its cost!
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[1] “Preventing environmental disasters from grounding accidents: A case study of tugboat positioning along the Norwegian coast”, Brice Assimizele, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2018,
[2] “Oil spills”, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, August 1, 2020,