The KDDI OCEAN LINK(KOL), the high-tech cable ship interconnecting countries in the world by submarine cables, has been completed in 1992 for optical submarine cable's laying, burial, repair and maintenance.
The ship is equipped with the latest cable handling equipment and various high tech equipment which increases the safety and efficiency of cable laying work, and is actively operated for new international communication networks.
(The KOL brochure is here.)
KDDI OCEAN LINK sailing under Yokohama Bay Bridge
Features of the KDDI OCEAN LINK
- Is equipped with two units of 4-blade controllable pitch propeller(c.p.p.) as the main propulsion, together with two bow thrusters and one stern thruster, and realizes the high performance dynamic positioning capability.
- As one whole deck is used for the working areas such as the bow deck, working deck and stern deck, the wide working space is kept.
- Is equipped with two drum cable engines at the bow side and one linear cable engine at the stern side, and can cope with wide range of constructions including cable repair, recovery and high speed laying.