Second time in a year, Jersey Cables cut by anchor
Nov 2016: After being damaged in January, the three main internet cables to the Channel Islands were damaged by a dragging anchor.
The area is clearly marked in marine charts with warnings against fishing or anchoring.
Daragh McDermott from JT said: “It is exceptionally unlucky and unprecedented for three submarine cables to the UK to be cut in the same day.”
After the January incident, JT’s Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Dave Newbold, said: “Incidents like this are thankfully very rare indeed.”
Dave Newbold is correct, but unfortunately they aren’t rare enough.