The fishing industry faces increasing pressures compensating for the regulatory environment, enforcement regimes, windfarms, offshore oil and gas, submarine cables and aggregate dredging. Farice is a cooperative organisation with support for the fishing industry in parallel with maintaining telecommunications continuity for the North Atlantic nations.

The resources on this page are for professionals. They are updated frequenty and should be consulted anytime there is a potential for interaction with the submarine cable network system.

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In case of emergency

or contact with FARICE-1, DANICE or Greenland Connect cables
call the numbers below:

  • Icelandic sector: +354-800-1050

  • Greenland Sector: Call Aasiaat Radio, Greenland

  • Canadian Sector: +1-888-545-3535

Here you find necessary information for customers of Farice and fishermen


Farice is committed to every opportunity to advance the safety of fishing vessels and their crews. Farice offers a 24-hour availability hotline for suspected cable snags at +354 800 1050.

Fouling a submarine cable can be extremely hazardous. In areas where submarine cables are present, fishing methods interacting with the seafloor along with anchoring and the improper disposal of heavy objects create a significant safety risk for vessels and crews. Interaction with submarine cables also imposes a disruption of international telecommunications and damage to broader economic interests. Submarine cables are very expensive to repair and can impose a considerable financial burden to responsible parties.

The links to the right are for on-line resources that show methods and rules to deal with emergency situations. Resources for locating Farice cables can be found in the Fisheries section of this website.

Fishing has been the dominant economic activity of Iceland and the Faeroe Islands for centuries. We support any interaction with the fishing community that will improve safety and support our traditions as seafaring peoples.

Information for Fishermen

Several organisations offer safety instructions to both avoid and recover from inter-actions with submarine cables. Click on the links below for additional information and access to safety instructions and resources.

Charts and Documents

The downloadable resources below are presented to promote safety and avoid interuption of telecommuncations services.

Interactive maps

NOC Information

Farice runs a 24/7/365 Network Operating Center. If you are a customer of Farice feel free to call the NOC any time you experience operational problems.

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Circuit Services (Leased lines and wavelengths)
& IP Transit & Layer 2 Ethernet services

Information about the IP Transit services

Farice supports Blackhole routing of undesireable traffic (DOS attacks).
Contact: [email protected] for support.

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