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Cableships of the World

Updated Thursday 28 February 2019
This page shows some of the major submarine cableships operating in the world today. The compilation is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended to be a complete list. Additions are at the discretion of ICPC. To add (or change) any details please contact the ICPC Secretary.

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Fu Hai
Country of registration: Bahamas
Cableship Name: Fu Hai
Baseport: Shanghai, China

Owner/Operator: S. B. Submarine Systems Co. Ltd.
Purpose: Repair / Lay
Cable Capacity: 5700 tonnes / 2736 m3
Notes: Plough Capability

Antonio Meucci
Country of registration: Bridgetown, Barbados
Cableship Name: Antonio Meucci
Baseport: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Owner/Operator: IT International Telecom Inc. / Orange Marine
Purpose: Repair / Lay
Cable Capacity: 2,600 tonnes
Notes: ROV / Plough Capability.

IT Intrepid
Country of registration: Bridgetown, Barbados
Cableship Name: IT Intrepid
Baseport: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Owner/Operator: IT International Telecom Inc.
Purpose: Repair / Lay / Remedial
Cable Capacity: 1,700 tonnes
Notes: Plough / ROV Capability. Capable of bow or stern operations.

Lodbrog
Country of registration: Denmark
Cableship Name: Lodbrog
Baseport: Keelung, Taiwan

Owner/Operator: Alcatel-Lucent / Alda
Purpose: Repair / Lay
Cable Capacity: 5,000 tons
Notes: ROV / Plough Capability

Maersk Defender
Country of registration: Denmark
Cableship Name: Maersk Defender
Baseport: Vancouver, Canada

Owner/Operator: Alcatel-Lucent / Alda
Purpose: Repair / Lay
Cable Capacity: 6,000 tons
Notes: ROV / Plough Capability

Maersk Recorder
Country of registration: Denmark
Cableship Name: Maersk Recorder
Baseport: Tees Offshore Base

Owner/Operator: Maersk Supply / CTC Marine Projects
Purpose: Installation and Trenching of Power and Optical Cables, Umbilicals and Flowlines and Survey Support.
Cable Capacity: 4613 tons
Notes: ISU Plough, T2, CMR3

Peter Faber
Country of registration: Denmark
Cableship Name: Peter Faber
Baseport: Worldwide

Owner/Operator: Alcatel-Lucent / Alda
Purpose: Lay / Repair
Cable Capacity: 600 tons
Notes: Plough / ROV Capability

Telepaatti
Country of registration: Finland
Cableship Name: Telepaatti
Baseport: Turku, Finland

Owner/Operator: Relacom Finland Ltd.
Purpose: Lay, Survey & Repair
Cable Capacity: 250 tons
Notes: Plough/ROV capability - Length 42.6 metres, Beam 7.5 metres

Ile d'Aix
Country of registration: France
Cableship Name: Ile d'Aix
Baseport: Calais, France

Owner/Operator: Alcatel-Lucent / Alda
Purpose: Lay / Repair
Cable Capacity: 2,000 tons
Notes: Plough / ROV Capability

Ile de Batz
Country of registration: France
Cableship Name: Ile de Batz
Baseport: Worldwide

Owner/Operator: Alcatel-Lucent / Alda
Purpose: Lay / Repair
Cable Capacity: 5,500 tons
Notes: Plough / ROV Capability

Ile de Brehat
Country of registration: France
Cableship Name: Ile de Brehat
Baseport: Brest, France

Owner/Operator: Alcatel-Lucent / Alda
Purpose: Repair / Lay
Cable Capacity: 600 tons
Notes: ROV / Plough Capability

Ile de Sein
Country of registration: France
Cableship Name: Ile de Sein
Baseport: Worldwide

Owner/Operator: Alcatel-Lucent / Alda
Purpose: Repair / Lay
Cable Capacity: 5,500 tons
Notes: Plough / ROV Capability

Léon Thévenin
Country of registration: France
Cableship Name: Léon Thévenin
Baseport: Cape Town

Owner/Operator: Orange Marine
Purpose: Repair/Lay
Cable Capacity: 1000 tons
Notes: ROV capability

Pierre de Fermat
Country of registration: France
Cableship Name: Pierre de Fermat
Baseport: Brest

Owner/Operator: Orange Marine
Purpose: Survey / Lay / Repair
Cable Capacity: 2,300 Tonnes
Notes: ROV Capability

Raymond Croze
Country of registration: France
Cableship Name: Raymond Croze
Baseport: La Seyne sur Mer, France

Owner/Operator: Orange Marine
Purpose: Repair/Lay
Cable Capacity: 1300 tons
Notes: ROV capability

René Descartes
Country of registration: France
Cableship Name: René Descartes
Baseport: La Seyne sur Mer, France

Owner/Operator: Orange Marine
Purpose: Lay/Repair
Cable Capacity: 5800 tons
Notes: Plough and ROV capabilities

Cable Empowered
Country of registration: Indonesia
Cableship Name: Cable Empowered
Baseport: Port Kelang, Malaysia

Owner/Operator: PT Optic Marine Indonesia
Purpose: Shallow Water Cable Layer
Cable Capacity: 450 tonnes / 220 m3
Notes: Plough Capability

Ile de Re
Country of registration: Indonesia
Cableship Name: Ile de Re
Baseport: Jakarta, Indonesia

Owner/Operator: PT. PLO (Pelayran Lintas Optik) / Alda
Purpose: Repair / Lay
Cable Capacity: 5,000 tons
Notes: ROV / Plough Capability

Giulio Verne
Country of registration: Italy
Cableship Name: Giulio Verne
Baseport: Castellamare Di Stabia, Naples, Italy

Owner/Operator: Pirelli
Purpose: Lay and Repair
Cable Capacity: 8000 Tons
Notes: Plough and ROV Capability

Teliri
Country of registration: Italy
Cableship Name: Teliri
Baseport: Catania, Italy

Owner/Operator: Elettra Tlc S.p.A.
Purpose: Repair / Lay
Cable Capacity: 2500 tons
Notes: Plough / ROV capability

KDD Ocean Link
Country of registration: Japan
Cableship Name: KDD Ocean Link
Baseport: Yokohama, Japan

Owner/Operator: KCS
Purpose: Lay/Repair
Cable Capacity: 2300 m3
Notes: Plough / ROV capability

KDD Pacific Link
Country of registration: Japan
Cableship Name: KDD Pacific Link
Baseport: Moji Port, Kita-Kyushu, Japan

Owner/Operator: KCS
Purpose: Lay/Repair
Cable Capacity: 4500 tons
Notes: Plough capability

Subaru
Country of registration: Japan
Cableship Name: Subaru
Baseport: Yokohama, Japan

Owner/Operator: NTT WE Marine
Purpose: Repair/Lay
Cable Capacity: 4000 tons
Notes: Plough Capability

Responder
Country of registration: Korea
Cableship Name: Responder
Baseport: Geoje, Korea

Owner/Operator: KT Submarine (KTS)
Purpose: Installation and Trenching of Power and Optical Cables, Umbilicals and Flowlines and Survey Support.
Cable Capacity: 5,598 metric tonnes
Notes: Plough / ROV capability

Segero
Country of registration: Korea
Cableship Name: Segero
Baseport: Geoje, Korea

Owner/Operator: KT Submarine (KTS)
Purpose: Repair/Lay
Cable Capacity: 3,889 metric tonnes
Notes: Plough / ROV capability

Seven Phoenix (formerly Pertinacia)
Country of registration: Luxembourg
Cableship Name: Seven Phoenix (formerly Pertinacia)
Baseport: UK

Owner/Operator: Subsea 7 International (UK).
Purpose: Repair / Lay
Cable Capacity: 6000 tons
Notes: Plough / ROV capability

Cable Orchestra (was Fu Xing)
Country of registration: Malaysia
Cableship Name: Cable Orchestra (was Fu Xing)
Baseport: Port Kelang, Malaysia

Owner/Operator: PT Optic Marine Indonesia
Purpose: Shallow Water Cable Layer
Cable Capacity: 706 tonnes / 587 m3
Notes: Plough Capability

Decisive
Country of registration: Marshall Islands
Cableship Name: Decisive
Baseport: Baltimore, MD, USA

Owner/Operator: SubCom LLC
Purpose: Lay/Repair
Cable Capacity: 5466 MT
Notes: ROV/Plough Capability

Dependable
Country of registration: Marshall Islands
Cableship Name: Dependable
Baseport: Baltimore, MD, USA

Owner/Operator: SubCom LLC
Purpose: Lay/Repair
Cable Capacity: 5466 MT
Notes: ROV/Plough Capability

Durable
Country of registration: Marshall Islands
Cableship Name: Durable
Baseport: Baltimore, MD, USA

Owner/Operator: SubCom LLC
Purpose: Lay/Repair
Cable Capacity: 5466 MT
Notes: ROV/Plough Capability

Reliance
Country of registration: Marshall Islands
Cableship Name: Reliance
Baseport: Noumea, New Caledonia

Owner/Operator: SubCom LLC
Purpose: Lay/Repair
Cable Capacity: 5466 MT
Notes: ROV/Plough Capability

Resolute
Country of registration: Marshall Islands
Cableship Name: Resolute
Baseport: Taichung, Taiwan

Owner/Operator: SubCom LLC
Purpose: Lay/Repair
Cable Capacity: 5466 MT
Notes: ROV/Plough Capability

Responder
Country of registration: Marshall Islands
Cableship Name: Responder
Baseport: Baltimore, MD, USA

Owner/Operator: SubCom LLC
Purpose: Lay/Repair
Cable Capacity: 5466 MT
Notes: ROV/Plough Capability

Teneo
Country of registration: Marshall Islands
Cableship Name: Teneo
Baseport: Curaçao

Owner/Operator: SubCom LLC
Purpose: Repair/Lay
Cable Capacity: 1000 tons
Notes: Plough/ROV capability

MV Rebecca
Country of registration: Netherlands
Cableship Name: MV Rebecca
Baseport: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Owner/Operator: Charterer: Subsea Environmental Services. Operator: MF Shipping Group
Purpose: Cable Recovery
Cable Capacity: 4000 cubic metres
Notes: Specialist cable recovery vessel

Bold Maverick
Country of registration: Panama
Cableship Name: Bold Maverick
Baseport: Shanghai

Owner/Operator: S. B. Submarine Systems Co. Ltd.
Purpose: Multi-purpose Offshore Construction
Cable Capacity: 5,700 Tonnes
Notes: ROV / Plough Capability

Fu An
Country of registration: Panama
Cableship Name: Fu An
Baseport: Shanghai, China

Owner/Operator: S. B. Submarine Systems Co. Ltd.
Purpose: Installation/repair
Cable Capacity: 2300 Tonnes
Notes: ROV / Plough capability

Networker
Country of registration: Panama
Cableship Name: Networker
Baseport: Batam, Indonesia

Owner/Operator: Global Marine Systems Limited
Purpose: Installation and Maintenance
Cable Capacity: 650 tons nominal
Notes: Shallow Water Deep Burial Capability

PLDT
Country of registration: Philippines
Cableship Name: PLDT
Baseport: Manila, Philippines

Owner/Operator: NTT WE Marine
Purpose: Repair/Lay
Cable Capacity: 169 m3
Notes: ROV Capability

Kemj & Biriusa
Country of registration: Russia
Cableship Name: Kemj & Biriusa
Baseport: Vladivostok, Russia

Owner/Operator: RF Navy
Purpose: Repair
Cable Capacity: 600 tons
Notes: Laid Up

Asean Explorer
Country of registration: Singapore
Cableship Name: Asean Explorer
Baseport: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Owner/Operator: ASEAN Cableship Pte Ltd.
Purpose: Repair/Lay
Cable Capacity: 5760 tons
Notes: Plough/ROV capability

Asean Protector
Country of registration: Singapore
Cableship Name: Asean Protector
Baseport: Singapore

Owner/Operator: ASEAN Cableship Pte Ltd.
Purpose: Deep burial for shore ends for optical and power cable installation
Cable Capacity: 1000 tons
Notes: Injector/Rocksaw/Sled/Air-lift capability

Asean Restorer
Country of registration: Singapore
Cableship Name: Asean Restorer
Baseport: Singapore

Owner/Operator: ASEAN Cableship Pte Ltd.
Purpose: Repair/Lay
Cable Capacity: 2100 tons
Notes: Plough/ROV capability

Cable Retriever
Country of registration: Singapore
Cableship Name: Cable Retriever
Baseport: Batangas, Philippines

Owner/Operator: Global Marine Systems Limited
Purpose: Installation / Repair
Cable Capacity: 2475 Tonnes
Notes: ROV capability

Pleijel
Country of registration: Sweden
Cableship Name: Pleijel
Baseport: Kalmar, Sweden

Owner/Operator: Baltic Offshore
Purpose: Repair/Lay
Cable Capacity: 960 tons
Notes: Dynamic position, Trenching system, Rov capability

CS Maram
Country of registration: United Arab Emirates
Cableship Name: CS Maram
Baseport: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Owner/Operator: e-marine
Purpose: Cable Installation and Maintenance
Cable Capacity: 2750 tons
Notes: ROV Capability

CS Wasel
Country of registration: United Arab Emirates
Cableship Name: CS Wasel
Baseport: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Owner/Operator: e-marine
Purpose: Cable Laying Support Vessel
Cable Capacity: N/A
Notes: Shallow Water Operation

Etisalat
Country of registration: United Arab Emirates
Cableship Name: Etisalat
Baseport: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Owner/Operator: e-marine
Purpose: Cable Installation and Maintenance
Cable Capacity: 600 tons
Notes: ROV Capability

Niwa
Country of registration: United Arab Emirates
Cableship Name: Niwa
Baseport: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Owner/Operator: e-marine
Purpose: Cable Installation and Maintenance
Cable Capacity: 6098 tons
Notes: ROV & Sea Plough Capability

Umm Al Anber
Country of registration: United Arab Emirates
Cableship Name: Umm Al Anber
Baseport: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Owner/Operator: e-marine
Purpose: Cable Installation and Maintenance
Cable Capacity: 4200 tons
Notes: ROV Capability

Cable Innovator
Country of registration: United Kingdom
Cableship Name: Cable Innovator
Baseport: World-wide

Owner/Operator: Global Marine Systems Limited
Purpose: Lay
Cable Capacity: 7500 tons
Notes: Plough/ROV capability

Pacific Guardian
Country of registration: United Kingdom
Cableship Name: Pacific Guardian
Baseport: Curacao, Dutch Antilles

Owner/Operator: Global Marine Systems Limited
Purpose: Repair
Cable Capacity: 1700 tons
Notes: ROV capability

Sovereign
Country of registration: United Kingdom
Cableship Name: Sovereign
Baseport: Portland, England

Owner/Operator: Global Marine Systems Limited
Purpose: Repair
Cable Capacity: 6300 tons
Notes: ROV capability

Wave Sentinel
Country of registration: United Kingdom
Cableship Name: Wave Sentinel
Baseport: Portland, England

Owner/Operator: Global Marine Systems Limited
Purpose: Installation
Cable Capacity: 2600 tons
Notes: Plough/ROV capability

Wave Venture
Country of registration: United Kingdom
Cableship Name: Wave Venture
Baseport: Victoria, BC, Canada

Owner/Operator: Global Marine Systems Limited
Purpose: Installation/Repair
Cable Capacity: 2300 tons
Notes: Plough/ROV capability
Global Sentinel
Country of registration: United States
Cableship Name: Global Sentinel
Baseport: Portland, Oregon, USA

Owner/Operator: SubCom LLC
Purpose: Lay/repair
Cable Capacity: 6098 tons
Notes: Plough/ROV capability


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