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Besiktas Shipping rolls out VSAT to tanker fleet

Ozsay Satellite Communications, part of the Ozsay Group of Companies in Turkey, has agreed a deal to provide VSAT services to oil and chemical tanker company Besiktas Shipping.

Ozsay Satellite Communications, an Inmarsat and Astrium partner, will provide Ku-band communications to the company's fleet of 16 tankers under the contract.

The long term agreement includes the supply of SAILOR 900 Ku-Band VSAT antennas, with FleetBroadband and Iridium Pilot backup systems, as well as iDirect x5 modems, the Astrium Xchange box and Astrium Pharostar global connectivity services.

Ten tankers have been installed to date, with the remaining installations expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2013.

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