Posted By Rich Miller On June 25, 2006 @ 8:31 pm In Downtime | Comments Disabled
SeaLand , the offshore digital data haven  on a former World War II anti-aircraft military fortress in the North Sea, has been badly damaged by fire. The blaze started in a generator and caused significant damage (coverage here , here  and here ) and injuries to one employee. The colocation operation housed at Sealand was the focus of a cover story in Wired upon its launch in July 2000, but by 2003 former employees were reporting that HavenCo was in financial difficulty . Generator fires are always trouble, but obviously more problematic when your nearest fire engine is a tug boat.
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URLs in this post:
 SeaLand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealand
 digital data haven: http://www.havenco.com
 here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/5110244.stm?ls
 here: http://www.eadt.co.uk/content/eadt/news/story.aspx?brand=EADOnline&category=news&tBrand=EADOnline&tCategory=zNews&itemid=IPED24%20Jun%202006%2009%3A12%3A24%3A070
 here: http://www.eveningstar.co.uk/content/eveningstar/news/story.aspx?brand=ESTOnline&category=News&tBrand=ESTOnline&tCategory=znews&itemid=IPED23%20Jun%202006%2017%3A01%3A43%3A230
 cover story in Wired : http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.07/haven.html
 financial difficulty: http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-5059676.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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