Telecommunications Cables: Seas and Oceans

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 26th July 2021.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether subsea cable repair ships should be classified as warships.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

For a subsea cable repair ship to be classed as a warship, it would need to meet the definition of a warship under Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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