High-Tech Cableships in Victoria BC Canada

25th April 2012, 18:27
Victoria BC has always been identified as a strategic location for stationing a cable ship for responding to emergencies or for routine maintenance of undersea cables. Cable ships are designed for laying and repairing submarine cables and some are specialized for one or the other of those functions. Originally the ships were distinguished by a large roller on the bow. Now the rollers are often on the stern especially for the cable repair ships. Our Waterfront Correspondent in Victoria BC, Murray Polson, recently captured a fascinating series of images of the cableship Global Sentinel. See the article at http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Global_Sentinel_cableship.php