By Times of Malta

GO said today that the submarine cable damaged by third parties on November 5 has been completely repaired, following round-the-clock efforts by a specialised repair vessel, which is contracted on a standby-basis for such emergencies.

“The incident is now in the hands of international authorities, who are investigating the cause of the damage, believed to have been caused by a ship anchored in shallow waters just off the Sicilian coast,” GO said.

It added that it is believed that the ship's amchor draffed the cable – which is embedded into the seabed at that point – for around 200m before ripping it completely.

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