Telecommunications disruption

Case regarding Tonga's damaged cables set for Oct

DS Venture, owner of the oil tanker Duzgit Venture, is claiming limited liability, for allegedly severing the cables last January.

Matangi Tonga reported the Supreme Court case would continue on 30 October.

A March judgment found that Tonga Cable Limited could not pursue its full claim of over $US1.2 million for the damage that it alleged the oil tanker caused to its two undersea communications cables, because the piece of legislation to support its claim had never been gazetted.