A cable layer or cable ship is a deep-sea vessel designed and used to lay underwater cables for telecommunications, electric power transmission, or other purposes. Cable ships are distinguished by large cable sheaves for guiding cable over bow or stern or both. Bow sheaves, some very large, were characteristic of all cable ships in the past, but newer ships are tending toward having stern sheaves only, as seen in the photo of CS Cable Innovator at the Port of Astoria on this page. The names of cable ships are often preceded by "C.S." as in CS Long Lines.
The first transatlantic telegraph cable was laid by cable layers from 1857–58. It briefly enabled telecommunication between Europe and North America before misuse resulted in failure of the line. In 1866 the SSGreat Eastern successfully laid two transatlantic cables, securing future communication between the continents.
Modern cable ships
Modern cable ships differ greatly from their predecessors. There are two main types of cable ships: cable repair ships and cable-laying ships. Cable repair ships, like the Japanese Tsugaru Maru, tend to be smaller and more maneuverable; they are capable of laying cable, but their primary job is fixing or repairing broken sections of cable. A cable-laying ship, like the Long Lines, is designed to lay new cables. Such ships are bigger than repair ships and less maneuverable; their cable storage drums are also larger and are set in parallel so one drum can feed into another, allowing them to lay cable much faster. These ships are also generally equipped with a liner cable engine (LCE) that helps them lay cable quickly.
Chinese survey ships have been operating nearby undersea cables in Palau and Micronesia, and in Palau, the CCP managed to persuade pro-Beijing legislators to pass a resolution denouncing the proposed U.S. military radar system ... ....
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we have already seen Russian attempts to interfere with Atlantic cables ...Middle East cable threat ... The report points to incidents of cable-cutting where Russian ships have been reported in the vicinity, such as near the Shetland Islands in 2022.
2 last year, two submarine cables connecting Taiwan and Lienchiang County were snagged and severed by a Chinese fishing trawler and a cargo ship ... 2 and 3 cables were severed by a Chinese fishing trawler and an unidentified cargo ship.
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They include sections that lift to allow ships through ... The cables that lift and lower the bridge to shipping traffic have to be greased by hand, and the grease alone costs about $40,000 a year, on top of $1.2 million in annual operating costs ... ....
— U.S ... They include sections that lift to allow ships through ... The cables that lift and lower the bridge to shipping traffic have to be greased by hand, and the grease alone costs about $40,000 a year, on top of $1.2 million in annual operating costs.
Divers have located a towing cable attached to the ship suggesting it was potentially being towed somewhere when it ran into difficulty last Wednesday. The ship is wedged on a reef, with huge amounts of debris on the seafloor reported by divers.
GJ ... JM ... GJ ... Almost everybody has said from the start that using military force against the Houthis is not going to stop them from attacking ships in the Red Sea, and they haven’t stopped, and are even threatening to cut critically important sea cables.
Yemen's Houthis could cut undersea cables, a report has claimed amid a spate of attacks on Red Sea shipping resulting in a confrontation with a US coalition and affecting prices of imported goods in many parts of the word.
London (CNN) — Attacks on container vessels in the Red Sea have been wreaking havoc on one of the world’s most important trade routes for weeks, and shipping giant Maersk warned Thursday that the disruption could last as long as a year.