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History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

CS Ile de Sein

CS ILE DE SEIN

Built in 2001. Operated by Alcatel - Lucent.

Length 140.36 m, breadth 23.39 m, depth 12 m. Gross tonnage 13,978.

CS Ile de Sein at Victoria, BC, Canada, August 2007
Photograph courtesy of and copyright © 2007 Julian Edgecombe

Two main cable tanks provide storage for a total of 5,000 tonnes of cable.

CABLE WORK

2003 APOLLO: Bude, England - Long Island, USA: Lannion, France - Manasquan, USA
2003 Azores - Madeira
2003 Madeira - Porto Santo
2007 NEPTUNE: a scientific project which will be the world’s largest cable-linked seafloor observatory.

CS Ile de Sein at Victoria, BC, Canada, August 2007
Photographs courtesy of and copyright © 2007 Julian Edgecombe

 

CS Ile de Sein at Victoria, BC, Canada, August 2007
Photograph courtesy of and copyright © 2007 Peter Spalding

 

CS Ile De Sein laying cable, taken from Haggard’s Cove,
Vancouver Island, August 24, 2007.
Photo courtesy of and copyright © 2007 by
James and Haley Amos, Cowiche, Washington, USA

Copyright © 2007 FTL Design

Last revised: 26 August, 2007

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