We have found communications on Southern Star a real challenge. This is important for entertainment, but also for safety, primarily weather forecasts.
We have used, in the Bahamas, BATELCO sim cards, and it worked but was not convenient.
We learned about My Island Wifi, and have used it in the Bahamas last season and are using it now. We find it has good coverage, as long as you have cell towers. It is easy to set up and is unlimited data- no reduction in speed. We use it to follow Jenny’s American Football fetish.
My Island Wifi, has recently added unlimited service in the US.
Another recommendation that works well with My Island Wifi is a subscription to TagoTV, which we use to catch all of the NFL games when we have decent internet.
TagoTV works with your tablet, phone, and we use it on our Fire Stick TV. We really enjoy it, and it is pretty reasonable at $29 per month.
RoamingExpert – Flexible mobile roaming voice and data solutions built specifically for the yachting industry.http://www.roamingexpert-yachts.com/
James Ellingtons version of Southern Star’s and Oda’s assistance to Stormvogel in the Coral Sea
AIS Monitoring of Boats
- http://www.marinetraffic.com/ – this site monitors boats with AIS (Automatic Identification System) all over the world (currently doesnt include Indonesia)
LIVE PIRATE REPORTS
- www.maritimehelp.com – Maritime law, also called “Admiralty law” covers the relationship between private individuals or entities involved in maritime, seagoing or ocean-based commerce. It includes sailors, fishermen, ship workers and passengers of vessels operating on the oceans. I was requested by Mark Thompson senior awareness coordinator for Maritime help to post the link to the website here.
- Buoyweather.com – a global marine weather forecast service
www.wiedekamm.com Peter and Heidi from the German sailing Yacht “Stormvogel” this is an amazing website – be sure to check out the videos – the scenery is stunning and the music is composed by their youngest son, it is truly moving.