The satellite company SeaVsat from Lelystad, the Netherlands, which provides internet connections for seagoing vessels and drilling platforms, has gone bankrupt. Customers are worried about the consequences for their internet, telephone and television connections.

On Friday, SeaVsat applied for deferral of payments, on Monday it was declared bankrupt. The extent to which the satellite connections of SeaVsat’s customers are at risk as a result of the bankruptcy is still unclear. Liquidator Elsa Bruggink tells Dutch news channel RTL News that she ‘receives quite a lot of calls from customers’.

Connections at sea

Liquidator Bruggink acknowledges that the continuation of the service is a sensitive aspect of this bankruptcy, because customers of the satellite company depend on it for their connections at sea.

Bruggink is trying to find a way to restart the company.