License information (including the status of maintenance contracts) The PIOCMA agreement includes the NAZ, Yokohama zone and SEAIOCMA agreements. It provides mutual assistance following natural disasters and provides risk management solutions for consortium members. The last time PIOCMA was called was during the earthquake in Taiwan in 2006, which significantly slowed down internet traffic. More recently, PIOCMA was on high alert after the 2011 Japanese tsunami, although it was not called. A large majority of submarine systems come to private maintenance or marine consortium contracts for which they have access to repair vessels strategically located in the region, for a quarterly fee called a permanent fee. .