These cables can be damaged by ships (anchor, fishing trawler), but also by earthquakes or even erosion (opacity flows, abrasion) or by power outages. Each maintenance contract includes cables from the same area. As with any Global Marine cable maintenance contract, SEAIOCMA offers repair, restoration and preventative maintenance of planned cables. Cable maintenance is done from the articulation of the beach to the articulation of the beach. Global Marine has depots worldwide for the storage of spare cables, installations and articulated kits. The framework, which begins on June 25, will be part of the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement (ACMA), provided by GMG with zone partner Orange Marine. While its own vessel ACMA C.S. Sovereign is not available due to other obligations in the area, this agreement extends rsted`s access to other assets in the group`s fleet, including Global Symphony, ASV Pioneer and FTV for ancillary services. Global Marine Systems Limited, the world leader in undersized cable systems, announced today that it has secured the renewal of the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement (ACMA) with its Atlantic maintenance partner, Orange Marine. The new contract began on January 1, 2017 and expires in December 2021 for a five-year period. The PIOCMA agreement includes the NAZ, Yokohama and SEAIOCMA agreements. It provides mutual support after natural disasters and provides consortium members with risk management solutions. The last time PIOCMA was called was during the Taiwan earthquake in 2006, which significantly slowed down internet traffic.
More recently, PIOCMA was on alert after the 2011 Japanese tsunami, but was not put on alert. “We appreciate the confidence that members of the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement have in us and look forward to ensuring that their cables are effectively protected,” said John Walters, Director of Maintenance, Global Marine. “The resilience of communications networks across the Atlantic and South West is critical to businesses and consumers, and Global Marine is proud to be back in service to maintain these vital connections.” The maintenance area includes an area from the Bering Sea and Alaska in the north to the equator in the south and from America to about 167o West Longitude. Wave Venture is a 100% commitment to NAZ and operates a base port in Victoria, Canada. The wave Sentinel and Pacific Guardian maintenance vessels operated by Global Marine will serve ACMA17 from their respective bases in Portland, the United Kingdom and Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. Both ships are equipped with powerful Atlas and ST200 series remote-controlled vehicles, which offer flexible and efficient solutions for monitoring, cutting and burying cables. Alasdair Wilkie, President of ACMA, commented: “ACMA is a non-profit cooperation contract on underwater maintenance, made up of more than 60 organizations in the Atlantic, North Sea and Southeast Pacific.