Cable vessel

A special ship designed to perform cable operations such as repair, laying and ploughing, usually combined repair-and-layer ship. See also Cable layer SEGERO and Cable laying and repair vessel ATLANTIC GUARDIAN.

Vessels for cable maintenance need to be faster, so they can respond quickly to maintenance requests at cable repair sites. They also need to be more manoeuvrable, because repair work usually involves handling two ends of cable, as opposed to one for standard cable laying work.

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