Category: – Offshore

Policy Update for Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats

The Coast Guard District 8 Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge Marine Inspection has issued Policy Letter 01-2020, “Emergency Evacuation Drills on Manned Facilities with Lifeboats” May 19, 2020. This policy letter […]

Eighth District MSIB: Novel Coronavirus

The Eighth District Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) of the Outer Continental Shelf issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 20-01, “Novel Coronavirus,” to alert offshore operators of protocols and requirements regarding novel coronavirus.

Latest ‘Drill Down’ – Official Logbooks

Now a legal requirement, ship logs and records are recorded in either an Official Logbook or an unofficial record or logbook. But what is the difference between an Official Logbook and an unofficial log or record? And what are the requirements for an Official Logbook? This issue of Drill Down explains Official Logbooks for OSVs, when they are required, and when an unofficial logbook is suitable for record-keeping.

National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittee are meeting in New Orleans March 24th and 25th 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.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study: Notice of availability and request for comment

The goal of this study, which was conducted between March 26 – December 15, 2019, is to enhance navigational safety in the study area by examining existing shipping routes and waterway uses.

Latest ‘Drill Down’ – Class 1 watertight doors

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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.

New resources available for the OCS maritime community

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.

Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee holds annual security exercise

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.

Cancellation of OCS policy on life extension requirements for floating OCS facilities

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.

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