Ships, from cruise liners to chemical tankers,have a wide-range of voice, data and power functions which are all dependent on specific marine cables.
Instrumentation and control cables assure that various navigational, trim, ballast and control operations continue to function securely in all weather and sea conditions.
Telephone, data and coaxial cables assure the constant flow of information, including non-essential commercial services, like passenger telephone services
For larger cruise ships, an onboard “central station” electric plant turns the vessel into a self-contained power utility for propulsion and various services, including passenger entertainment. An entire range of low and high-voltage cables and connectors are essential to this floating power plant.
No matter what kind of ship, all systems have to function in crisis situations to assure navigability, communications, pumping and emergency operations. In the case of an open fire, these vital systems must survive intense heat for a given period. Gases, fumes and heavy smoke must be reduced to a minimum.