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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 Atlantic Guardian
by Bill Glover


Atlantic Guardian at Global Marine Systems Ltd. depot,
Portland Harbour, Dorset, England.
Photo copyright © 2004, T.F. Watson, UK

Built 2001 by Van der Glessen de Noord Shipyard, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Length 102.13 m Breadth 18.0 m Depth 11.8 m Gross tonnage 3250

Launched on 27th July 2001, the completed vessel was handed over to Global Marine Systems Ltd in November 2001 to be used as a maintenance vessel capable of working in all types of weather. Based in Baltimore, USA, on maintenance duties.

Atlantic Guardian was featured in an episode of the TV series Super Ships.

CS Atlantic Guardian was sold to North Sea Invest AS. Following a refit she was recommissioned in May 2005 as MV Atlantic Guardian and is operated by emgs (Electromagnetic GeoServices), a company which undertakes sea bed logging for the offshore oil and gas industries.

Copyright © 2007 FTL Design

Last revised: 11 April, 2008

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