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2017 Port Meeting Winners

Jeromy Connor, F/V Granada, $100 Cabela's card
Rick Palmby, M/V Island Enterprise, $200 Englund Marine card
Bob Eder, F/V Timmy Boy, $300 Cabela's card
Randy Layman, F/V Fate Hunter, won the GPS EPIRB donated by TE SubCom, manufacturer and installer of cables for this year's projects off the Oregon coast.

Randy Layman

Rick Palmby

New Version 9 Thumbdrive

OFCC Version 9 is available for your plotters adding the pre-lay NCP Cable route. It was installed off Pacific City in May 2017. Ver. 9 also contains a slightly redrawn RSN PC01B Science subsurface platform boundary off OOI-RSN cable segment 4 and segment 3 to protect midwater gear. Version 9 will be revised when we have the final as-laid NCP coordinates. This fall there will be a Version 10 including the new Hawaiki Submarine Cable which will be installed off the Oregon coast in October. To get a Ver.9 thumbdrive, stop by the OFCC office at 2021 Marine Dr., Suite 102; email: staff@ofcc.com; or call (503) 325-2285.





FASTER Cable Completed

The OFCC and Google began working on a route for the FASTER cable in July 2014. As part of this process, Google and OFCC reps worked with fishermen on their trawlers in Charleston to design the route to maximize burial in the fishing grounds by using the local knowledge of the trawl fleet. This was highly effective, as the route resulted in good burial through the trawl fishing grounds out to over 800 fms. Google continues to work closely with and has good relations with the OFCC.
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New Cross Pacific Cable

The NCP cable, slated to be ready for service at the end of 2017, will span more than 13,000 km and extend from Pacific City to Japan, Korea, two points in China, and Taiwan.
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Hawaiki Submarine Cable

Hawaiki Submarine Cable USA LLC joined the OFCC on October 14th, 2016, becoming the eighth submarine cable owner, joining General Communications, Inc. (GCI), Alaska Communications (ACS)...
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The Oregon Fishermen's Cable Committee is an association of concerned Oregon commercial trawl fishermen who have negotiated cooperative agreements with fiber optic cable companies to protect the integrity of the fiber optic network and the fishing grounds.

Since its inception, the committee works to follow the goals of its charter - to facilitate communication, coordination and cooperation between the fishing industry and the submarine cable industry and to inform the fishing fleet of appropriate operation procedures.

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