OT: Cause of TAT-14 cut? (was Re: TAT 14 failure)

Sounil Yu sounil-nanog at vt.edu
Tue Dec 2 03:05:48 UTC 2003

I suppose we won't know for sure until they pull up the cable for
repair, but has anyone heard the official (or speculative) root cause of
the two cuts on the TAT-14 cable?  Trawler?  Seismic activity?  Sharks?
That guy running around cutting Qwest fiber?

Please reply off-list...


On Tuesday, November 25, 2003 4:19 PM, Jack McCarthy
<nanog at jackmccarthy.com> wrote:
> Here's the official word we received:
> "The outage on TAT-14 Segment I is on-going. This segment is on the
> European side between the Netherlands and France, effecting traffic
> to UK, Ireland, France, and other areas in Europe.   This is the 2nd
> failure on this ring cable which has caused the protection path to
> fail.  The International Restoration Team is working an ad-hoc
> restoration which will take several hours.  They have already
> restored some VC4 facilities and this work is on-going."
> -Jack

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