MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc.’s online job search site and social media network for seafarers, Crewtoo, has been named the most popular maritime website in a survey of nearly 30,000 mariners conducted recently by Futurenautics, an independent information resource that identifies technology trends in the shipping industry.
The Crew Communications Survey 2014 addressed the issue of crew access to the Internet for staying in touch with family and friends. First launched in 2011 as a complement to KVH’s Newslink daily news and information service, Crewtoo now serves 105,000 members and is the world’s largest online network dedicated to seafarers. Crewtoo allows seafarers to post comments and photographs from their vessels, chat with colleagues on other ships and keep up with maritime news, and KVH recently added an online maritime jobs board to help match the right companies with the best seafarers.
“We are thrilled to have been named by an independent survey of mariners as their favorite maritime website,” said Mark Woodhead, managing director of KVH Media Group. “It reinforces to us how important it is for mariners to feel a sense of community while at sea.”
As of March this year, there had been more than 545,000 unique visitors to Crewtoo.com.