History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
CS ATLANTIDA / TRINITY SUPPORTER / IT INTERCEPTOR
Built in 1987 by Astilleros de Santander S A., Santander
Length 114.03 m. Breadth 18.55 m. Depth 6.0 m. Gross tonnage 7,374
Delivered January 1988 and commissioned in February 1988. Built for Telecommunicaciones Marinas S.A., Santa Cruz de Tenerife, for cable repair work and flexible pipe laying.
TEMASA (Telecomunicaciones Marinas S.A., a subsidiary of TELEFONICA) was
purchased by TYCOM in 1999/2000 or early 2000, The vessel was owned and operated by Tycom (later Tyco) since that date.
Thanks for this detailed information on the ship's history go to Raúl Gómez Blanco, Master of CS Atlantida from 1 April 1986 (when the keel was laid) until 27 September 2002. Captain Blanco also provided the photographs below, with the following notes:
Copyright © 2008 FTL Design
Last revised: 7 September, 2008
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