Cap'n Bubba the marine backhoe driver - SEA-ME-WE 3 and 4, FLAG cut

Josh Potter joshpotter at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 11:25:25 CST 2008


I would consider myself a very skilled precision underwater backhoe
operator.

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Suresh Ramasubramanian <
ops.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

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> > From: France Telecom / Press <infos.group at orange-ftgroup.com>
> > To: France Telecom / Press <infos.group at orange-ftgroup.com>
> > Subject: Three undersea cables cut: traffic greatly disturbed between
> > Europe and Asia/Near East zone
> > Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:09:03 +0100 (CET)
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> > If you can't read this email, please go to :
> http://www.orange.com/en_EN/press/press_releases/cp081219en.html
> > Paris, December 19, 2008
> > Three undersea cables cut: traffic greatly disturbed between Europe and
> > Asia/Near East zone
> >
> > 3 cables cut this morning (Sea Me We3 partly + Sea Me We4 + FLAG)
> > France Telecom Marine cable ship about to depart
> >
> > France Telecom observed today that 3 major underwater cables were cut:
> > ?Sea Me We 4? at 7:28am, ?Sea Me We3? at 7:33am and FLAG at 8:06am.
> > The causes of the cut, which is located in the Mediterranean between
> > Sicily and Tunisia, on sections linking Sicily to Egypt, remain
> > unclear.
> >
> > Most of the B to B traffic between Europe and Asia is rerouted through
> > the USA.
> > Traffic from Europe to Algeria and Tunisia is not affected, but traffic
> > from Europe to the Near East and Asia is interrupted to a greater or
> > lesser extent (see country list below).
> > Part of the internet traffic towards R?union is affected as well as 50%
> > towards Jordan.
> > A first appraisal at 7:44 am UTC gave an estimate of the following
> > impact on the voice traffic (in percentage of out of service capacity):
> > -    Saudi Arabia: 55% out of service
> > -    Djibouti: 71% out of service
> > -    Egypt: 52% out of service
> > -    United Arab Emirates: 68% out of service
> > -    India: 82% out of service
> > -    Lebanon: 16% out of service
> > -    Malaysia: 42% out of service
> > -    Maldives: 100% out of service
> > -    Pakistan: 51% out of service
> > -    Qatar: 73% out of service
> > -    Syria: 36% out of service
> > -    Taiwan: 39% out of service
> > -    Yemen: 38% out of service
> > -    Zambia: 62% out of service
> >
> > France Telecom immediately alerted one of the two maintenance boats
> > based in the Mediterranean area, the ?Raymond Croze?. This France
> > Telecom Marine cable ship based at Seyne-sur-Mer has received its
> > mobilization order early this afternoon and will cast off tonight at
> > 3:00 am with 20 kilometers spare cable on board. It should be on
> > location on Monday morning for a relief mission.
> > Priority will be given to the recovery of the Sea Me We4 cable, then on
> > the Sea Me We3.
> > By December 25th, Sea Me We4 could be operating. By December 31st, the
> > situation should be back to normal.
> >
> >
> > download all the press release
> > press contactsLouis-Michel Aymard ? +33 1 44 44 93 93
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-- 
Josh Potter



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