Underwater volcano damaged Poti-Novorossiysk-Sochi fiber-optic cable

Georgia Materials 5 January 2013 04:10 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 5 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /

The eruption of an underwater volcano damaged undersea Poti-Novorossiysk-Sochi fiber-optic cable. Presumably the 160-kilometer-long cable is broken in four places.

As reported on Friday the owner firm's management, on the damaged part of the cable, which was lifted on the side of the Poti station, clearly visible traces of fire, molten polyethylene sheath, the protective shield is damaged.

"I think that this should be the eruption of an underwater volcano," said Kote Samushia, CEO of cable-owner company. According to him, the damage on the main optical fiber cable Poti-Novorossiysk-Sochi was recorded on December 23. An hour after the discovery of the damage a ship from the Italian port of Catania was called.