A French team of engineers on board the cable repair ship Raymond Croze have begun to repair the underwater cables that were severed late last week in the Mediterranean. The incident is causing major internet and communication problems for the Middle East and much of India. It is now believed that the lines were cut by European fishermen who were trawling nets off the coast of Sicily.
Rajesh Chharia, president, Internet Service Providers Association of India, says, “The cables are expected to be down till the end of the month. One of the two maintenance boats in the Mediterranean, the Raymond Croze, a France Telecom marine cable ship, will reach the location on December 21.”
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BBC News: Repairs begin on undersea cable
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