Friday, December 18, 2020
Offshore

Van Oord Orders Next Generation Cable Laying Vessel at Vard

Rotterdam-based cable laying firm Van Oord has placed an order at Fincantieri-owned Vard for the construction of a next-generation cable laying vessel to serve the offshore wind market. The vessel...

December 18, 2020
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Friday, September 13, 2019
russian convoy Arctic ocean
Offshore News

Melting Arctic Means New, and Faster, Subsea Cables

By Thomas Pfeiffer and Ilya Khrennikov (Bloomberg) –Global warming has opened up Arctic passages to new shipping routes. Now the melting ice is handing an opportunity to other industries. Submarine...

September 13, 2019
Total Views: 75

Friday, May 24, 2019
Orange Marine's Rene Descartes cable laying ship
Maritime News

Orange’s Sea Cable Repair Fleet Looks Beyond Investment Boom

By Angelina Rascouet (Bloomberg) — For decades, ships owned by French phone carrier Orange SA have traveled the world’s oceans, installing and fixing the undersea cables that carry internet traffic...

May 24, 2019
Total Views: 17

Friday, July 6, 2018
Maritime News

Ulstein to Build Advanced, DP3 Cable Layer for Nexen

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has secured a contract from French cable company Nexans to construct a large, DP3 cable laying vessel to support the growing demand for clean energy. The advanced...

July 6, 2018
Total Views: 10

Monday, September 21, 2015
News

ABB Orders Advanced Cable Laying Vessel at Kleven

Swiss power technology ABB says it is investing in a new state-of-the-art cable ship to boost capacity and flexibility of its subsea cable installation and service operations. The new ship will...

September 21, 2015
Total Views: 10

Friday, July 24, 2015
News

WATCH: Subsea Cable-Layer Maersk Connector Launched

The Damen-built subsea support vessel Maersk Connector was launched Thursday at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The vessel is owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service and is built to contract...

July 24, 2015
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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News

The Subsea Interweb

Below the surface of the ocean, wrapping invisibly around the planet covered mostly with fine mud particles and the carcasses of dead organisms is the internet, in its physical form....

January 29, 2014
Total Views: 9

Friday, August 10, 2012
Maritime News

Cable Ship Erupts in Flames Off Namibian Coast

A cable laying ship returning from a repair job off the coast of Namibia erupted in flames and smoke earlier this week, forcing all 56 crew members to abandon ship...

August 10, 2012
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
2012 Submarine Cable Map
Blog

Submarine Cable Map – Charting Your Overseas Internet Connection

Have you ever wondered where the cables go that connect your computer to web sites overseas? Well if you live in the USA and are visiting a website in Asia...

March 7, 2012
Total Views: 356

Friday, April 8, 2011
Blog

Interesting Ship – ‘Ile De Sein’ to recover Air France Flight 447 data recorder

© Stéphane Saissi Cable laying vessel “Ile De Sein” selected to recover Air France flight 447 data recorder This weeks interesting ship is the Ile De Sein.  Built in 2001,...

April 8, 2011
Total Views: 69

Monday, December 22, 2008
Uncategorized

Undersea Cable Repairs Are Underway in Mediterranean

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...

December 22, 2008
Total Views: 4

Thursday, August 7, 2008
Uncategorized

Arctic Map Shows Potential Hotspots for Dispute

UK’s International Boundary Research Unit from the University of Durham has released a detailed map showing maritime jurisdiction and boundaries for the Arctic Region’s surrounding nations.  The map details all...

August 7, 2008
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Friday, April 11, 2008
Uncategorized

Cable Laying Ships – Back In Business

Hit hard by the internet crash in 2000 cable laying ships (video) were hard pressed to find contracts laying subsea communication cable and took on less traditional projects like oceanographic...

April 11, 2008
Total Views: 38

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Uncategorized

gCaptain Quiz – 4 Tiny Subsea Cables

We received email that our last quiz was just too easy so we challenge you to try this…. the above picture shows something carried aboard certain ships that’s critical to...

April 9, 2008
Total Views: 0