[QUOTE=KrustySalt;139196]. I’m willing to bet a whole internet system is cheaper than the old sat email system, I don’t know of any boat that doesn’t have an e mail system so the boat and the office can communicate. So why not let the crew share it. But I don’t care about that as much as I care about some type of work out equipment. My quality of life shouldn’t drop to 3rd world status just because I’m on a boat. Most of these boats get good day rates, gym equipment is a very small percentage of the day rate and you only buy it once.[/QUOTE]
I’m guessing that internet can be problematic. 1. It could be a distraction where you would find guys “sneaking off” to check email…facebook… porn… whatever. 2. Then there is the problem of making sure that your firewall is good enough to block access to the wrong sites… 3. also the problem that could occur when someone ends up infecting the network with a virus compromising not only the recreational internet use… but the business use that they need the network for. These are not insurmountable obstacles… there ARE firewalls and limits you can enforce on your network. But, when more people have their technological fingers in the network… the chances of things going wrong go up. 4. There are also bandwidth issues where some people could hog up the network traffic and make it hard for even official business to get done.
They could have parallel systems that would limit some of those problems… but again, that’s an extra cost… and doesn’t deal with the distraction issue that they may be trying to avoid. But, overall, it shouldn’t be so hard to get people access to internet these days. It would mean a lot to people in both entertainment and the ability to be in contact with friends and family.