Submarine Communications Cable Lay – Djibouti

Sovereign Global (SG) Djibouti and their Commercial Diving Branch – SG Salvage – have provided logistics, vessels and IMCA qualified commercial divers to assist with the laying of the DARE1 (Djibouti Africa Regional Express-1) submarine communications cable linking the coast of East Africa.  The 5,400-kilometer cable system will link Djibouti, Mogadishu, Mombasa and Bossaso, and will deliver a capacity of up to 30 terabits per second.

Working with partners SubCom, Djibouti Telecom, Telecom Kenya and Somtel, SG Djibouti initially used commercial divers to conduct hydrographic surveys off La Siesta Beach in Djibouti, including bathymetry and geomorphology measurements, and then provided a fleet of vessels to help lay the cable from the Transoceanic Cable Ship Company’s cable laying vessel, Durable.

SG Djibouti has provided a variety of maritime support services to government and international organisations since its conception in 1999, including support to various United Nations Missions such as the Inspection Mechanism for Yemen (UNVIM), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), international community counter-piracy operations, and NGO research organisations such as the Whale Shark Conservation Society as well as recreational diving tours.

SG Salvage is a brand name of SG Djibouti and is the only commercial diving company registered and situated in Djibouti. They are approved by ABS and RINA as recognised external specialists for In-Water Survey and their Integrated Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2015. 


Assist, Train, Equip,
… Succeed.