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Cableships of the World

Updated Tuesday 12 May 2015
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

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

Owner/Operator: S. B. Submarine Systems Co. Ltd.
Purpose: Shallow Water Cable Layer
Cable Capacity: 706 tonnes / 587 m3
Notes: ROV Capability

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

Owner/Operator: Elettra Tlc S.p.A. / 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

Maersk Responder
Country of registration: Denmark
Cableship Name: Maersk Responder
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, T1, PT1, 1500te Carousel, CMR4

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


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