Remaining Online Offshore; WiFi for Seafaring Vessels


Staying connected to friends and family is a great way to boost staff morale and enhance their well-being. That’s why at Vital WiFi, we’re proud to offer reliable, user-friendly WiFi solutions to offshore working vessels and oil rigs.

We have over 40,000 crew members using our offshore WiFi services around the globe, currently supplying offshore crew welfare WiFi systems across the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Brazil, West Africa, Egypt, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and even Papua New Guinea.

Why Offshore Internet Access is Important

Over the years, we’ve seen the many benefits of on-board WiFi. Crewmembers have the ability to contact friends and family and keep up-to-date with current affairs, bringing them a little closer to home whilst being out at sea. Staff also have access to various means of entertainment such as streaming services, social media and mobile games, enriching their personal time.

As well as positive social and personal benefits, having access to WiFi means staff can quickly troubleshoot on-board issues and download digital manuals, as opposed to referring to potentially outdated books. One of the most important benefits of offshore Internet is the ability to receive information about emergencies. Staying connected can reassure the crewmember and allow them to stay up-to-date.

Internet Made Easy with Vital WiFi

To make installation easy, Vital WiFi can provide all hardware or offer a Lite service where a gateway is installed and the existing wireless infrastructure is utilised. For connectivity solutions, remote communications services can be provided via our connectivity partner ITC Global. The company is a leading provider of satellite communications and operates 24/7 carrier-class networks across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Prior to installation, we prepare our expert engineers with comprehensive instructions ready for when the vessel comes into port. We understand that the short turnaround times mean it’s essential that the entire installation process is quick and easy for the system and access points around the vessel.

Stay Online Whilst You’re Offshore

As well as installation support, Vital WiFi is there for you 24/7 with technical support. We manage your WiFi system remotely so you can be confident that no matter where you are, your systems are secure and compliant whilst managing risk of improper use.

If you’re interested in introducing onboard WiFi to your working vessel, get in touch to discuss your offshore requirements.

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