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Marine team guards submarine cables

SHANGHAI launched its own marine surveillance team this morning which will patrol and protect the city's submarine fiber cables during the World Expo next year.

Bai Tao, officer of Shanghai Marine Surveillance Team, said ship anchors, construction, exploration, scientific experiments and marine research might all damage the undersea cables, and the team will prevent accidents.

Bai emphasized the importance of protecting the city's underwater cable network, the largest in China.

"Shanghai's submarine fiber cable network connects the Taiwan region, Japan and the United States," Bai told Shanghai Daily this morning. "If there is any accident to the cables, the whole city's Internet service might be paralyzed."

Besides patrolling the submarine cable areas, the team will also guard the city's territorial waters (mainly the East China Sea) and uninhabited islands, and stop any events polluting the ocean.

With a coastline of 763 kilometers and 16 islands, Shanghai's oceanic area is estimated between 8,362 square kilometers and 9,439 square kilometers.


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