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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 Nexus
by Bill Glover

CS NEXUS

CS Nexus when operated by BT Marine

Built 1972 by IHC Gusto NV., Schiedam, Netherlands.

Length 150.5m, breadth 25m, depth 7.8m

Built as an offshore drilling vessel named Pelican for Offshore Europe NV. In 1985 renamed Pelican II. 1993 sold to Coe Metcalfe Shipping Ltd., Liverpool, with James Fisher & Sons as Managers. Converted by Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd. to a cable ship and named CS Nexus, and chartered to BT Marine Ltd. In 1995 this charter was transferred to Cable & Wireless (Marine) Ltd., and in 1999 the charter was again transferred, this time to Global Marine Ltd.

James Fisher & Sons sold CS Nexus for scrap in April 2004.

CABLE WORK

1993 CANTAT 3
1994 SEA ME WE 3
1995 TAT 12
1997 FLAG
1998 JIH (Japanese Information Highway)
RIOJA UK - Belgium - Netherlands - Spain
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CS Nexus at Port Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Photographs © 2002, D. Moseley, UK

Last revised: 21 June, 2010

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