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Photographer:Clyde Dickens [View profile]Title:TYCO DURABLEAdded:Jun 22, 2009
Captured:June 22, 2009IMO:9242376Hits:1,372
Location:White Bay, Sydney, Australia
Photo Category: Cable and Pipelayers
Sydney Harbour, White Bay. 22 June 2009

IMO number : 9242376 Call Sign : V7DI8 Gross tonnage : 12184
Type of ship : Cable-Layer
Year of build : 2002 Flag : Marshall Islands

In conjunction with Tyco Decisive working south from Guam, she is laying a 6900 kilometre cable from Sydney (off Collaroy) to Guam via Brisbane with a spur to Popondetta and Madang in Papua New Guinea.

Facinating extract from blog " The Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the planet, at over 36,000ft (or 12,000m) and the PPC-1 cable system crosses it to reach Sydney from Guam. The cable finally reached the seabed some six hours after it left the ship. It reached a final depth of 9440m. At the point that the cable touched down, the ship was a further 26km south in 'only' 7000m of water."

Vessel Identification
Flag:Marshall Islands
Former name(s):
- Tyco Durable (Until 2010 Feb)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Cable Layer
Gross tonnage:12,184 tons
Summer DWT:10,096 tons

Additional Information
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:2003
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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