Press Release

INMARSAT’S FLEET ONE ELIMINATES “DEAD SPOT” COVERAGE ON REMOTE PACIFIC NORTHWEST/BERING SEA ROUTES

Inmarsat partnering with satellite communications provider Network Innovations and Maritime Transportation provider Dunlap Towing, have overcome the usual “dead spots” and dropped calls associated with remote Alaskan offshore routes using Inmarsat’s Fleet One Service.

For Dunlap, the Dutch Harbor and Pacific Coast routes in Alaskan waters have traditionally been challenging, patchy service hindering 12-vessel fleet, when using satellite communications. Their service did not offer the reliability required to transmit important operating and safety reports, communicate back to shore or make critical inter-fleet voice calls. The team at Dunlap were frustrated and realized they were wasting time and money on a service that could not meet their needs in the remote Alaskan waters.

With Dunlap’s operating routes extending to Hawaii, as well as the Pacific Northwest and Bering Sea, the company needed a service that could accommodate its coastal requirements and support its longer open water routes providing a reliable, guaranteed connection.  (Read Full Press Release)