US and UK ‘lay underwater cables’ off Cyprus

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US and UK ‘lay underwater cables’ off Cyprus
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Media reports on Sunday claimed that the US have joined forced with the British government in laying underwater cables off Cyprus with the sole purpose of monitoring movements in the Eastern Mediterranean sea.

Reports in Phileleftheros claim that the underwater fibre-optic cables, that aim to monitor underwater movement and movement on the water surface, essentially meander off the southern coast of Cyprus and plug into the Sovereign Base Area (SBA) of Akrotiri where the data is collected and processed.

The data will include recording the movements within the waters from various surface and underwater vessels while the cables will be monitoring tectonic movements in a bid to better prepare for earthquakes and possible tsunamis.

The cables are also expected to be used for general communicational purposes too.

The cable ship CS Global Sentinel had been deployed to the area off Cyprus earlier this year and had actually began laying cables on February 6. It remained...


US and UK ‘lay underwater cables’ off Cyprus


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