SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
Learn More
SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
Learn More

Ship detained after cutting internet cable in Somalia

internet

A MSC-operated container ship was detained in Somalia, after she accidentally cut an undersea fibre optic cable in Somali waters, resulting in a severe internet disruption in the region.

In particular, the Panama-flagged MSC Alice is alleged to have dragged its anchor, through the main fibre optic cable, at Mogadishu port, on June 24. As a result, about six million people have not access on the internet.

The Mediterranean Shipping Company informed that it has begun an investigation on the incident.

According to sources, Somali government estimates the country’s loss at US$10 million per day due to the accident. Ahmed Ali Dahir, Somalia’s attorney general, said to BBC that the company will be required to pay for the damage.

The problem is expected to be fixed within the coming week.

Related Posts


Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on LinkedIn21

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Explore Our Group Sites:

x

Check Also

us navy collisions

US Navy ship damaged after collision with Japanese tug

The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold was hit by a Japanese tug in the Sagami Bay, on Saturday, according to USNI news, citing US 7th Fleet. As informed, the forward-deployed destroyer was in the midst of a towing exercise when the tug lost power and “drifted into the ship.”

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies.more information

Close