August 14, 2017
Submarine cable firm E-Marine has successfully restored the 10,000 kilometer underwater ‘EASSy’ cable that runs the length of Africa’s east coast. The EASSy cable (Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System) was out of service as it was damaged around 4 km offshore Mogadishu. E-Marine played an integral role in restoring the service by conducting the required tests and an in-depth analysis of the fault location.
CS Maram was deployed to conduct the repair in a rugged terrain with adverse monsoons and wind speeds of nearly 100km/hr and waves reaching a height of 8-9 meters. CS Maram is a cable ship designed to manage the installation and maintenance of all types of submarine cable, including fibre optic telecommunications cables and energy cables.