>> VOCUS Cable In Perth Cut By Maersk Vessel, $1.5m Repair Cost

VOCUS CABLE IN PERTH CUT by Maersk vessel, $1.5m repair cost

Aug 2021: The Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) was cut on 1 August 2021,  The cut was 10km offshore from Perth City Beach inside the Perth Submarine Cable Protection Zone.

Arnnet.com.au reported:

Police claim the ship had been anchored approximately 500 metres from the protection zone, and allegedly dragged its anchor through the area in high winds, snagging and damaging the 20-metre-deep cable.

The master of the cargo ship Maersk Surabaya was arrested and charged.

Aside from the repair cost, the cable break impacted services into and out of Perth.