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11/28/2014: Requirements for MODUs and other vessels conducting Outer Continental Shelf activities with dynamic positioning systems

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The Coast Guard published a proposed rule to establish minimum design, operation, training, manning and watchkeeping standards for mobile offshore drilling units, or MODUs, and other vessels using dynamic positioning systems to engage in Outer Continental Shelf activities. Establishing these minimum standards is necessary to improve the safety of people and property involved in such operations, and the protection of the environment in which they operate.

The Coast Guard recognizes the need to update outdated regulations to align with changes in technology and the need to establish appropriate measures that consistently assess dynamic positioning system capabilities.

Comments and related material must be submitted on or before February 26, 2015. View the Federal Register proposed rule for full details.

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