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alexandria cable cutters?

On 3/28/13 1:50 PM, Andrew Latham wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Christopher Morrow
> <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:46 AM, Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:
>>> nyt reports capture of scuba divers attempting to cut telecom egypt
>>> undersea fiber.
>>>      http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/03/27/world/middleeast/ap-ml-egypt-internet.html
>> how likely is it that a diver can cut an armored cable close to shore?
>> without using explosives I mean...
> Its quite easy with a Thermal Lance...
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_lance

The oil services industry has rather frequent application for cutting 
metal objects under-water.