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Cableships of the World

Updated Thursday 03 October 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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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: 5,090 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


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