Jan 31 2008
Internet Outage: Ship Anchor Cuts Undersea Internet Cable

From Internet Patrol
Ship Anchor Cuts Undersea Internet Cable, – India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Middle East Countries Lose Internet Access 1/30/2008 – 5 Comments
Summary: If you are having trouble getting email to or from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or the Middle East, it’s probably because a badly dropped ship anchor has damaged an undersea Internet provisioning telecom cable in the Mediterranean, disrupting Internet service throughout India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and the Middle East. The cable, belonging to Flag Telecom, was badly cut when a ship anchored off the cost of Alexandria was told to anchor in a place that was not their usual anchor location – resulting in the anchor dropping on the cable.


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