CableFish® is a low cost, low risk solution for monitoring submarine cable installation. The system is designed to operate in up to 6 knots of tidal flow.  In these conditions cable installation is notoriously difficult and ROVs are rendered ineffective. CableFish®  uses instruments mounted on a cable mounted carriage and a fibre optic umbilical to provide video and GPS coordinates of the cable touch down point in real time.  The system can be readily adapted to operate from most cable installation vessels.  It can also be easily modified to accommodate a wide range of sensors. Call us to discuss how CableFish®  can be used to support your submarine cable installation operations.       CableFish

Key Benefits

  • Live images during cable lay.
  • Motion sensor detecting vibration in cable.
  • Chart plotted location reference of touchdown point.
  • Eliminates the need for an expensive post-lay ROV survey.

Performance Specification

  • 50m water depths.
  • 6 knot tidal flows.
  • Adjustable for a range of cable diameters.
  • Operable from multiple vessel types.

Onboard Instrumentation

  • Three cameras (two facing forward, one facing aft).
  • Two dimmable lights.
  • Altimeter.
  • Motion sensor.
  • USBL beacon provides accurate subsea positioning.

CableFish has 2 lights, 3 cameras, a USBL, altimeter and a motion sensor


Survey data is presented on QINsy

Survey data is presented on QINsy