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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 Teneo
by Bill Glover


Built 1992 by Hijos de J. Barreras S.A., Vigo

Length 81 m  Breadth 14 m  Draught 5 m Gross tonnage 3051

Built for Telecommunicaciones Marinas S.A., Santa Cruz de Tenerife, for cable laying, repair and flexible pipe laying. Now operated by Tycom.

Fitted with two cable tanks, two bow sheaves and one stern sheave. Cable machinery is enclosed within the main cable deck.


1998 Azores Ring
1998 Sagres
2000 Atlantic 2


2007 Chartered to OHM (Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping) for CSEM surveys (Controlled Source Electromagnetic surveys) for a period of five months. Carried out such surveys in Falkland Islands waters during March and scheduled to carry out similar work in NW Europe and West Africa.

Copyright © 2007 FTL Design

Last revised: 2 October, 2007

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