Dubai impound ships suspected in cable damage

Deepak Jain deepak at
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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