Dubai impound ships suspected in cable damage

Jeff Shultz jeffshultz at
Wed Apr 9 00:10:21 UTC 2008

Deepak Jain wrote:
> 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?"
> Deepak

Anchorages are normally VERY clearly marked on maritime navigation charts.

Jeff Shultz

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