Faulty breaker and tampering cause cable outages

POSTED: 06/5/12 11:56 AM

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten Cable T.V. switched off a faulty breaker at midnight Tuesday to replace a faulty breaker that led to several outages during the weekend. The outages affected customers all across the Dutch side.
“Late Saturday evening to early Sunday morning, our team was able to isolate the problem to a faulty main breaker at our main distribution site and had a temporary solution in place by 2:00 am on Sunday morning. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused our subscribers and assure we are addressing the matter as swiftly as possible,” Managing Director of St. Maarten Cable TV Beulah Jonis stated in a release on Monday.
Cole Bay and Cay Bay had additional outages last weekend as well. These are related to an electrical problem at the company’s outside plant. Burned equipment at the facility has been replaced several times over a two day period. There was also a situation in Cay Bay on Saturday that complicated and delayed repairs on the outside plant in that area even more since one of the electricity units was tampered with. This caused the equipment to lose power and for service to several areas being disrupted. This problem in Cay Bay our electricity supply caused outages in Cay Bay, part of Cole Bay, Pelican, Simpson Bay, Beacon Hill, Maho and Lowlands.
“Relevant information has been passed on to the relevant establishments and authorities since this is now a punishable act,” Jonis stated in her release.

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