The District Eight Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection published its reporting requirements for the upcoming hurricane season. Reports of personnel remaining offshore will allow the Eighth District to prepare for potential post-storm search and rescue operations.
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards issued Change 1 to CG-ENG Policy Letter 02-12, to accept the amendments from the 2009 MODU Code, which include updated design and equipment requirements that stem from the findings of the Deepwater Horizon casualty investigation.
In this issue of the Drill Down, the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise discusses mobile offshore drilling units regulatory compliance options for foreign flagged vessels engaged in U.S. offshore activities.
In this issue, experts talk about characteristics and operating parameters of mobile offshore drilling units.
A new policy letter was just released to authorize U.S. flagged mobile offshore drilling units, floating Outer Continental Shelf facilities and vessels to utilize CAP 437 in lieu of the helicopter facilities standards in 46 CFR Part 108.