Crew Connections

Happy, well-trained, and hardworking crews are vital to maintaining efficient operations. That's why KVH offers the finest crew wellbeing and training services. Keep your seafarers engaged, in touch with home, and motivated through connections and content delivered easily and affordably by KVH wherever your vessels operate.

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KVH Thanks Seafarers

As the world pandemic continues to impact crew in many ways, KVH thanks seafarers for their vital role in keeping world trade moving.

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KVH thanks seafarers
KVH thanks seafarers

Crew Communications

Connection with home is the number one welfare concern of seafarers and makes a huge difference to crew when choosing a company to work for. We have a range of options and flexible packages to enable affordable crew calls, email, and Internet access.

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Crew Calling

Contact with loved ones by phone
Physical and virtual crew-calling cards. Versatile packages providing prioritized VoIP service over separate or assigned lines and pre- or post-payment options.

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Crew Email

Contact with family by email
Flexible options delivering roaming personal email accounts for crew use onboard and ashore. Choose pre- and post-payment options with KVH’s CommBox Network Services.

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Crew Internet

Enjoy the web & social contacts
Offer crew connections to the Internet via mini-VSAT Broadband’s Unlimited Use data channel ideal for WhatsApp; High-speed channel with daily, weekly, and monthly data allocation; or pre-paid access.

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Corporate Communications

Direct communication from the head office on key matters
YOURlink enables your business to share proprietary media files with every vessel in your fleet. Reach your crews quickly, easily, and affordably while enabling everyone onboard to watch via the TV in common areas, or on their own tablets, smartphones, and PCs.

Entertainment, News & Sports

Daily news updates, favorite movies, TV, music, and the thrill of sports. A relaxing individual diversion when crew are off watch and a source of conversation and crew interaction when gathering together, KVH Link offers news, sports, and entertainment that will contribute to seafarer wellbeing.
KVH Link Crew Wellbeing Brochure

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True downtime with movie nights, TV, and music radio
An entertaining and social experience for crew with early release and classic movies from Hollywood, Bollywood, and independent studios, TV, music, trending social videos, and karaoke.

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Connection to events at home with international news coverage
News content in video, audio, and text, covering virtually every country of the world and in the most popular crew languages. News reviews, updates and special interest items (business, science, tech).

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Sports coverage and updates to bring your crew together
Your crew’s favorite sports, covered in video, audio and text. Get news, stories, and video highlights, along with sports talk and documentaries, plus play-by-play text and interactive stats (coming soon).

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Breaking News Updates

Access to global breaking news and vital updates
KVH global coverage and content services enable us to deliver video updates to support the wellbeing of our customers and their seafarers, including information on catastrophic weather and public health events.

Crew Training

A well-trained crew is vital to the optimal running of a vessel. Ensure your crew have the basics covered and provide them with essential awareness training on vital topics such as cybersecurity.

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Critical awareness training for crew
Seafarer education is the foundation for effective cybersecurity. That’s why KVH delivers free cybersecurity training to all KVH VSAT customers worldwide as part of its “6-Level Cybersecurity” Program, in an effort to help reduce risk of breaches and enhance response to incidents.

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Basic Training Packages

Boost your crew’s productivity while reducing risk
A collection of 20 essential videos on seamanship by vessel type for AgilePlans® customers. Each video is a concise, effective, and memorable introduction to topics such as personal survival, firefighting, hazardous weather and emergencies in enclosed spaces.

Mental Wellbeing

Seafarers face unique working conditions, which can put them under a lot of stress, with fewer opportunities for relief than they would be likely to find on land. At KVH, we offer several services and initiatives that provide support, techniques, and ideas for socializing onboard.

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Free VOIP calls to ISWAN’s crew multilingual helpline
Mariners on any vessel with KVH VSAT service can place free VoIP calls to ISWAN’s confidential 24-hour SeafarerHelp phone line - an important initiative to support mental wellbeing for seafarers.

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Build crew interaction onboard with movie nights and karaoke
The KVH Link set-top box enables entertainment content to be enjoyed on a TV screen in one of the communal areas so that crew can host movie nights from their own country or enjoy karaoke together.

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Provide your seafarers with useful tools to relax effectively
At KVH, we have several services that can assist in helping your seafarers really ‘get away from it all’ on their downtime, including meditation, mindful podcasts, and puzzles.

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Do you have questions? Want to discuss your particular needs or challenges and how KVH can help?
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