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Re: Fourth cable damaged in Middle Eest (Qatar to UAE)

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Sun Feb 03 19:41:01 2008

Dear Sean;

Do you know how Syria, Jordan and Lebanon get their connectivity ? They have dropped off the map today for us. (Or maybe yesterday - I wasn't able to pay any attention to this yesterday.)

Our Egyptian audience remains very low, while Iran still seems to be unaffected.


On Feb 3, 2008, at 6:52 PM, Sean Donelan wrote:

A fourth submarine cable in the middle east was damaged Sunday
between Haloul, Qatar and Das, United Arab Emirates.

This is in addition to the damage affecting FLAG, SAE-ME-WE4, FALCON

Afer reviewing surveillance video of the area, Egypt's ministry of maritime transportation is reporting no ships were near the FLAG or
SAE-ME-WE4 cables 12-hours before or after the cable damage near Alexanderia, Egypt. The reason for outage of the cables has
not been identified yet.