Nautisat technology is helping Costa Concordia to reach its final harbour
July 24th 2014: In collaboration with Elpitel (Satellite TV Broadcaster, www.elpitel.it) and Blue Thread (Navigation Solutions, www.blue-thread.eu) , Nautisat is assisting the Italian Legambiente (Goletta Verde), to accompany Costa Concordia in its last trip to demolition, from the Giglio Island, where the cruise ship sank the night of January 13th 2012, to Genoa, Italy, where the ship will be then dismantled.
Nautisat VSAT-120 is integrated in the Elpitel’s Satellite TV System installed on-board of a boat of the Goletta Verde which is following the Costa Concordia during its navigation to Genoa; Nautisat VSAT-120 antenna provide support for the satellite telecommunication during the course.
Costa Concordia will be filmed during the entire journey and the video sent in real-time to the Legambiente Monitoring center at ground, to allow for checking and assuring that all the safety measures are met during the trip (sea and weather conditions control, monitoring of the environment safeguard and possible oil spill during the transfer and monitoring from remote of the ship navigation stability and correct trim).
The On-board VideoSAT System provided by the Consortium is a smart satellite system, scalable and easy to install on board of vessels of different sizes. It is an integrated plug&play VSAT system easy to install on-board and ready for an immediate TV service broadcasting.