NOR Offshore Ltd. signs long-term contract for CapRock’s SeaAccess Service

(HOUSTON, TX – MAY 20, 2008) – NOR Offshore Ltd., a leading provider of anchor handling tug supply and construction support vessels to the oil and gas industry, has chosen to deploy SeaAccess Communications onboard nine of its vessels. SeaAccess will provide NOR Offshore with business-class communications, enhancing operational efficiency and enabling crew communication services. Under the three-year agreement, CapRock will provide a total managed solution, including equipment and installation, broadband service and maintenance and support that includes 24/7 help desk access. The service includes always-on connectivity at a fixed monthly rate. Prior to choosing SeaAccess, communications between regional offices and the ships relied on metered services that often resulted in high costs.  With SeaAccess, captains will have unlimited access to Voice over IP (VoIP), the corporate network and the Internet. NOR Offshore also will be able to monitor the vessels onboard IT systems from shore, providing remote diagnostics and support. Additionally, the company will leverage SeaAccess to provide enhanced crew communication services. The crew will be able to access the Internet, send and receive emails and make telephone calls by using calling cards.

By Professional Mariner Staff