Marine Sectors


Broadband internet, voice over IP, real-time video and satellite television services are currently provided for customers operating in remote and harsh environments within sectors such as: fishing, accommodation rigs, ferries, supply vessels, and anchor handlers. Extreme environments and isolated facilities create difficult work environments. Providing reliable communications, great entertainment and improved crew welfare in these conditions is the principal reason for investing in e-SEA™.


The following case studies are examples of how the e-SEA™ system has improved business, working conditions and morale in these sectors.


Anchor handlers

The Kingdom of Fife is an anchor handling tug and supply vessel, built in 2008 by the prestigious Dutch shipbuilders Damen. The e-SEA™ system was installed on the vessel in early 2010. The vessel is now operated by The Briggs Group, a leader in the provision of marine contracting and environmental services.


"Our vessel 'Kingdom of Fife' is primarily engaged in a wide range of mooring and navigation buoy maintenance tasks. It has used the e-SEA™ system for some time now and the system has transformed our approach to shipboard communications. Benefiting from always on broadband without punitive data charges has allowed easy communications with the vessel and I am pleased to recommend it to others."

Iain Ross, Marine Operations Director of Briggs Marine Contractors Limited



The Golden Sceptre is a fishing trawler built by Macduff Shipyards in 2010 and owned by JJR Fishing Limited. She is now operating through Peter & J Johnstone Limited in Peterhead, Scotland. The e-SEA™ system was installed on the vessel in early 2010.


"The e-SEA™ system is great. We've got a wireless connection through out the vessel and I have my Blackberry tuned into the network, so I have instant access to all my emails all the time. I also use Skype on
our PC to keep in contact with my family at home and it makes going away much easier when you can have a video call to home at any time. If I had to choose between the broadband and the TV for onboard, I'd choose the broadband… magic"

James West, Skipper of the Golden Sceptre


Offshore Flotel

The Safe Caledonia is an offshore flotel operated by Prosafe. Built in 1982 at the GVA / Kockums yard in Sweden, it can sleep up to 495 offshore personnel and provides construction and logistics support as well as emergency temporary refuge for offshore installations.
The e-SEA™ system was installed by Woodsons in 2010 to provide wi-fi internet throughout the accommodation.


"A word of thanks to Woodsons for a great year of hassle-free internet service. The feedback from my colleagues has been excellent and it is truly a service we could not contemplate being without at this stage. Keep up the good work!"

Pio McDevitt, Electrical Engineer on the Safe Caledonia Flotel



The Pacific Blade (Port of Registry: Singapore) operates as a supply vessel, tug and anchor handler with an overall length of 66 meters. The vessel is operated by Swire Pacific Offshore, which operates across the globe from the Far East and Australasia through India and the Middle East to West Africa, the Mediterranean and the North Sea. Built in Ulstein Verft AS, Norway, this class has successfully served in the North Sea spot market, performed round-the-clock anchor handling duties for pipe lay barges throughout the Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf, carried out salvage work on the African coast, and semi-submersible deepwater anchor handling in Southeast Asia. The e-SEA™ system was installed in November 2009.


"The e-SEA™ system is excellent for crew morale, welfare considerations, downloading attachments, web surfing and just great to have on board. It is essential really in this day and age. Service from all at Woodsons has been exceptional, any technical problems have been attended to rapidly and information forthcoming from the people who have attended the vessel, so full marks there."

The Captain of the Pacific Blade