A flexible housing for use as a cable management system for a submarine mast is capable of flexing in a plane between predetermined limits. It comprises a conduit contained within a flexible outer jacket and formed of a plurality of abutting segments, each having an opening therethrough and forming a passage for containing transmission cables or lines. Each segment has a first pair of butting surfaces at each end on one side of the passage and a second pair of butting surfaces at the other side of the passage which prevent flexing of the housing beyond predetermined limits. The segments are coupled together by a pair of endless ligament loops which pass through channels in the segments and over pulleys at each end of the housing. The segments are of bi-concave and bi-convex complementary configurations arranged alternately along the length of the conduit.