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August 5th, 2014

KVH Industries — You, Too, Can Be On Crewtoo... New Website Expands Features for Mariners (SATCOM—Business)

[SatNews] A dedicated space for crew training organizations to promote their courses is one of many KVH Industries updates for the firm's seafarer social network.


Crewtoo, the world’s largest online social network dedicated to seafarers, has now followed the March 2014 introduction of the jobs board with the launch of a redesigned website that aims to welcome shore-based professionals alongside the ever-growing seafarer membership. The enhanced website includes more news and resources for Crewtoo’s more than 105,000 members, and welcomes shore-based professionals to the community. Upgrades to the Crewtoo site include more dynamic and user-friendly news pages, a crew resources page providing useful contact information about charities and seafarer organizations, and recommended products and services of particular interest to the Crewtoo community. Crew training organizations can now promote their courses to Crewtoo’s membership, and there is a dedicated area for maritime events and conferences.

The decision to broaden the Crewtoo community to include shore-based professionals—such as crew training organizations—is intended to enable seafarers to more easily gain information about the training programs they need to advance their careers.

“We believe this is an exciting new phase in Crewtoo’s growth,” said Crewtoo Head of Business Development Anneley Pickles. “Crewtoo is all about giving seafarers their voice and providing them with enough information and choices so they can make informed decisions about the things that are important to them. Our seafarer community is key, and we keep listening and responding to them. Our goal with the enhanced website is to give crew access to more information, products, and services, and, in turn, to also enable shore-based professionals to interact with seafarers.”

Crewtoo was founded by KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc., and has reached more than 100,000 members in less than two years

For more information on Crewtoo, please visit their infosite at https://www.crewtoo.com/