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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 Pacific Guardian
by Bill Glover

CS PACIFIC GUARDIAN

Built by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd., Wallsend.

Length 115.02 m Breadth 18.04 m Depth 6.3 m Gross tonnage 6133

Launched on the 13th June 1984 and handed over to Cable & Wireless (Marine) Ltd in October of that year. Fitted with 3 tanks with a storage capacity of 2620 cubic metres. Fitted with one bow and one stern sheave. Based initially at Suva, Fiji, replacing CS Retriever (5), responsible for repair work under the Pacific Cable Maintenance Agreement. In June 1999 along with the rest of the fleet transferred to Global Marine Systems Ltd. In 2000 based at Sydney or Auckland on South Pacific maintenance duties.

CS Pacific Guardian when owned by
Cable & Wireless Marine Ltd.

Last revised: 18 May, 2011

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