February 5, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Safeguards for Internet – Ship Anchor Cuts Internet Access to India

India, Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain suffered internet problems when a cable was cut by a ships anchor. The ship was anchored off the coast of Egypt.

Instead of discussing the root cause of the ship cutting the anchor, lets think about the Safeguards that were in place to protect the cable.

So what keeps a ship from dropping an anchor and cutting a cable? Luck?

Any better ideas?

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