The East Africa Submarine System (EASSy) submarine cable cut is expected to be repaired by 14 March.
The EASSy Management Committee confirmed at the end of February that the EASSy cable was cut on 17 February 2012 at 14:27. The cut occurred in the Red Sea between the EASSy landing stations at Port Sudan and Djibouti.
The cut is believed to have been caused by the anchor of a cargo ship being dragged more than 150km along the sea bed.
“The vast majority of EASSy’s traffic interconnects at Djibouti, so most customers have not felt the impact of this cut,” said the EASSy Management Committee.
On 29 February 2012 the EASSy Management Committee said that the repair to EASSy will be completed within 15-20 days. There was however a warning that the actual repair date will depend on a variety of factors, including sea and weather conditions.