Class 1 watertight doors are a critical part of a vessel’s watertight subdivision, and, consequently, a crucial part of damage stability considerations. This issue of Drill Down explores the mechanics, materials, and inspection considerations of the gasket material of Class 1 WTDs.
The Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise announced the publication of informational guides on GMDSS and Dynamic Positioning systems for use by maritime industry professionals and the marine safety community.
The exercise gave participants the opportunity to discuss the capabilities, resources, and procedures required to respond to cybersecurity threat scenarios that may occur during operations in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf.
The Coast Guard has been continuing to strengthen its joint regulatory oversight and compliance schemes with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to ensure a consistent approach to the OCS oil and gas industry. In this post, Eighth District OCS OCMI Capt. Russell Holmes provides an update on the latest projects, including the cancellation of a policy letter on floating facility life extension requests.
This NVIC will assist the Coast Guard in providing input to the Lead Agency for environmental review and decision-making purposes. Additionally, this circular provides guidance to members of industry, port safety and security stakeholders, and the public on the Coast Guard’s role and responsibilities in the OREI application process.
Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, convened a formal investigation, Thursday, for the incident that occurred onboard the offshore production facility Auger, June 30, 2019.
The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection of the Outer Continental Shelf is alerting offshore operators about a tragic accident with loss of life that occurred on a floating offshore facility. Because the potential factors involved in this incident may be common to many facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf, the Coast Guard is sharing immediate actions facilities can take to avoid a similar tragedy.
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittee will meet in Katy, Texas, September 10-11, to discuss Committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. All meetings will be open to the public.
Industry days are held at least annually by the OCS Officer in Charge, Marine Inspections to provide a forum where agency regulators and industry stakeholders can exchange information in the common pursuit of safe, secure, and environmentally sound OCS operations.