UK subsea service provider Global Marine has announced that its maintenance contract with SEAIOCMA (South East Asia and Indian Ocean Cable Maintenance Agreement) has been extended for five years, running to the end of 2022.
Under the terms of the extended contract, Global Marine will provide a newly constructed depot in Subic Bay, Philippines. The new depot will continue to serve as the base of Global Marine’s cable lay vessel the Cable Retriever.
The SEAIOCMA maintenance zone agreement, which is a cooperative club managed by 46 cable owners, provides the repair of submarine cables that carry international telecommunications traffic. Global Marine has been providing maintenance services continuously to SEAIOCMA since its inception in 1986.