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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 Seaway Condor
by Bill Glover


Seaway Condor before the major refit

Built in 1982 by Werft Nobiskrug GmBH, Rendsburg

Length 114.8m  Breadth 19.6m  Depth 5.8m  Gross tonnage 6208

Built for Stolt Comex Seaway A/S (SCS Shipping Ltd) as a diving, maintenance, and fire fighting ship.

In 1984 converted into a flexible pipe/cable layer. In 1999 Cammell Laird carried out a major refit which included lengthening her by 28m, enabling the vessel to carry 3,000 tonnes of flexible pipe. Eight reels were fitted on deck as well as  a 60 tonne crane, a 1600 tonne carousel plus a 250 tonne ‘A’ frame at the stern. Renamed Acergy Condor April 2006.

At present working in the oilfields off the coast of Brazil.

Copyright © 2007 FTL Design

Last revised: 2 October, 2007

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