Monday, August 23, 2021

Australia Arrests Maersk Captain After Submarine Cable is Damaged by Dragging Anchor

Australia has charged the Master of a Maersk containership after his ship allegedly damaged a critical underwater cable connecting Western Australia with Singapore. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) charged the...

August 23, 2021
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Friday, September 13, 2019
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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: 92

Friday, May 24, 2019
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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: 32

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Opinion: China’s Targeting Underwater Internet Cables

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) — As the West considers the threat posed by China’s naval ambitions, there is a natural tendency to place overarching attention on the South China...

April 9, 2019
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Ship’s Anchor Suspected for Tonga’s Internet Blackout

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The South Pacific nation of Tonga has been all but cut off from the internet this week after an undersea cable connecting...

January 24, 2019
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Friday, December 15, 2017
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Britain Says West Must Defend Undersea Cables from Russian Navy

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Britain and its NATO allies must defend deep sea cables against a potentially catastrophic attack by the Russia navy that could disrupt trillions of dollars...

December 15, 2017
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Friday, July 14, 2017

MSC Containership Drags Anchor, Causing Internet Blackout in Somalia -Reports

Somali authorities have detained an MSC containership alleging that the vessel dragged anchor and cut an undersea fibre optic cable supplying internet to much of the country, according to reports. ...

July 14, 2017
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Monday, May 12, 2014
optical fiber cable

Prelude and Ichthys Projects to Gain 2000km Optical Fiber Link to Shore

Ichthys LNG and Prelude FLNG, major capital projects currently under development by INPEX and Shell, respectively, have announced plans to invest in a subsea optical fiber cable system to provide a high-speed data and voice communications conduit for the two facilities linking them to shore from Australia's Browse basin.

May 12, 2014
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
2012 Submarine Cable Map

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: 569

Thursday, July 7, 2011

US officials analyze effect of subsea power cables on marine life

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. regulators say more research is needed to determine how power cables in the ocean will affect sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and other marine wildlife. In a study...

July 7, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Aker awarded subsea cable installation contract in Barents Sea

ABB has awarded Aker Solutions’ wholly-owned subsidiary Aker Marine Contractors the contract to install its subsea power cable for the Goliat field in the Barents Sea. Aker Marine Contractors will...

February 3, 2011
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

2010 Submarine Cable Map

Click on image for enlargement. 2010 Submarine Cable Map TeleGeography’s popular Submarine Cable Map has been fully updated for 2010. The latest edition of our map depicts 111 of the...

July 18, 2010
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Map Of Undersea Cables From 1901 – A Find

This was brought to our attention by, the social networking site that allows its users to submit links and news stories and then list the stories by how many...

February 17, 2009
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Monday, December 22, 2008

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
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cross Atlantic Cables – Interactive Map

Tat Communications has a map of their subsea offerings. We’ve shown similar maps before but this one is interactive! Click on the image above to view in full screen.

June 24, 2008
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

The 2008 Submarine Cable Map is selling one of the most interesting world maps I’ve seen to date. The map depicts the over 120 subsea cables including detailed information on the major systems. You...

May 24, 2008
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Friday, April 11, 2008

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: 57

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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
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Saturday, February 2, 2008

How One Ship Crashed The Internet For 75 Million People

Submarine cables world map. Click here for full-size version (Graphic: Sea-Fever‘s Peter Mello submitted the following story to our Maritime News Discoverer; A flotilla of ships may have been...

February 2, 2008
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