Dubai impound ships suspected in cable damage
deepak at ai.net
Tue Apr 8 23:57:17 UTC 2008
There is no reason to assume these are civilian satellites. Any one of a
number of affected or interested countries could have provided the
imagery (or ship information) to Reliance. Its not saying *who* analyzed
the images. ;)
Then again, how are ship's captains supposed to know *where* they are
allowed to drop anchor? Is there a "Call before you drop" anchor service
similar to "call before you dig?"
Sean Donelan wrote:
> Wow, civilian satellite images are getting very sharp.
> Using satellite images of ship movements in the area, Reliance
> Globalcom identified two ships in the area at the time which
> may have damaged the cable.
> Reliance also confirmed the cable was damaged because of "jerks and
> force of the ship."
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