Castor Marine has announced on 27 November 2020 that it will the contracts and operations from SeaVsat, a maritime satellite internet provider at sea based in Lelystad, the Netherlands.
SeaVsat was declared bankrupt on November 23, leaving customers at sea in uncertainty about their Internet connection. With the acquisition, Castor Marine continues to provide Internet services ensuring business continuity and taking care of the welfare of people at sea that are affected by this bankruptcy. The Castor Marine team is currently working 24/7 to migrate the vessels involved to its own VSAT network infrastructure. All SeaVsat Airtime/Connectivity contracts are now supported by Castor Marine team.
Ivo Veldkamp, CEO of Castor Marine, states:
“I am pleased that with this acquisition of contracts we now ensure all SeaVsat customers continuity of the services. The key benefit for the SeaVsat customers is that they now deal directly with a VSAT network operator instead of a reseller of VSAT services. This acquisition strengthens our position in the global maritime connectivity market and at the same time we ensure the welfare of people at sea.”
Elsa Bruggink, SeaVsat Administrator, says:
“I am pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Castor Marine B.V. For many customers, their offshore satellite connection is crucial to their business. I wish Castor Marine B.V. good luck.”
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