TDI-Brooks successfully installed the Starlink Maritime platform on (2) two of their (4) four research vessels RV Brooks McCall and RV Miss Emma McCall. Both vessels are currently working on the US East Coast performing G&G surveys for offshore wind programs. Installation of the Starlink Maritime platform is next planned for installation on the RV Proteus currently working in the Northern GOM and RV Gyre working off Trinidad. “We are enthusiastic to add this technology to our fleet. We can get usable speeds anywhere our vessels operate at a reasonably inexpensive price. We can now support and communicate with our marine crew, technical crew, and clients in the field in an exceptional way.” stated Richard Byno, TDI-Brooks Director of Marine Operations.

Starlink Maritime is a division of SpaceX. The company is now entering into new mobility applications that use satellite connectivity services. Starlink Maritime is the name of this satellite connectivity service being offered to maritime vessels. There is no data cap on capacity, and users will likely get download speed rates between 60-150 Mbps. Maximum peak speeds are stated at 350 Mbps. Upload speed is stated to be around 10-20Mbps. However, this will, of course, depend on the region and congestion of vessels/assets per area. Maximum peak speeds are stated at 40 Mbps.
Since launch in January 2020, Starlink’s constellation comprises around 2,400 small satellites in orbit today. In July 2022, the firm launched its maritime service, which offers high-speed, low-latency internet with the potential of up to 350 Mbps download speeds while at sea. Starlink has created accessibility to roughly 11,500 maritime vessels for its connectivity services.

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About TDI-Brooks

TDI-Brooks is a 25-year old research and service company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects; multi-disciplinary oceanographic and environmental projects; surface geochemical exploration; and high-end environmental chemistry for IOC and offshore wind clients in addition to federal and state agencies. TDI-Brooks has over 25 years of vessel chartering and management experience and currently operates four research vessels, Brooks McCall, Miss Emma McCall, Gyre and the Proteus. These are multi-use vessels suited for a wide variety of oceanographic research duties for the offshore renewables and energy sectors. The Brooks McCall and Miss Emma McCall are both U.S. registered, and services the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Mexico. The Gyre and Proteus are Vanuatu registered, fully SOLAS compliant, and serve clients globally. The TDI-Brooks fleet is operated within a robust Safety Management System and all vessels are regularly vetted by client marine assurance groups and a part of the OCIMF Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID).

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TDI-Brooks International, Inc.
14391 S. Dowling Road
College Station, TX 77845

Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446