Undersea fiber cut after Taiwan earthquake - PCCW / Singtel / KT e tc connectivity disrupted

Joel Jaeggli joelja at uoregon.edu
Thu Dec 28 23:18:49 UTC 2006

Frank Coluccio wrote:
> Kidding aside, these "errors" are actually intentional, and the publisher makes
> no bones about it at the bottom of the page. See disclaimer under the South
> Atlantic Ocean:
> "Cable Routes do not represent all subsea cable networks and do not reflect
> actual location of cables"

The relevant charts and or current navigation software have the cables
well marked because mariners have an obligation under several
international treaties (going back to 1884) not to hit them... If you
have the tools to go on a "fishing trip" you have the tools to find the
cable.  If you obfuscate the location of cables I can plead ignorance
when I drag it up with my achor.


Like with back-hoeing through fiber, if you think hitting a submarine
cable is bad there's plenty other stuff out there that has potentially
disastrous consequences, gas lines, oil lines, well heads, high voltage
power lines, and of course lots of other things that fall into the
category of navigational hazards.

Joel Jaeggli             Unix Consulting              joelja at uoregon.edu
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