News Update

Rene Descartes at Craignure, Mull

At present Orange Marine’s ‘Rene Descartes’ is in the water around Craignure on the Isle of Mull.  Tailored-built for Orange Marine in 2002, this cable ship is a versatile, high technology vessel, designed to lay and repair submarine fibre optic systems. The vessel has worked is way up from the Clyde and may well soon appear in the waters around Tiree, laying a cable from Calgary Bay, Mull, to Scainish, Isle of Tiree, to connect Tiree to the main fibre network. However, don’t hang out the flags just yet, for this is only the first part of the operation. The Isle of Tiree is not scheduled to to have enhanced broadband until the end of 2016.