Category: Legislation

US DP RULES BECKON

January 22, 2016 5:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the US administration requested that the US Coast Guard (USCG) form regulations to govern the dynamic positioning (DP) sector. Although the DP practices were not the cause of the Deepwater Horizon incident, it brought inevitable scrutiny within the industry’s operational practices. Read the rest of this entry »

JOINT DP SAFETY ALERT ISSUED FOR GoM

March 20, 2015 6:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Continuing their post-Macondo/Deepwater Horizon symbiotic approach to regulating the offshore oil industry, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a joint Safety Alert in late February regarding a loss of station incident on a dynamically positioned (DP) offshore supply vessel (OSV) engaged in downhole operations on a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

US MARITIME LEGISLATION LEFT PENDING

October 31, 2014 5:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Since the 113th Congress passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (“WRRDA,” Pub. L. 113-121), Congress has not been able to accomplish much. A variety of bills are left to be considered, if at all, during the lame duck session that is scheduled to begin the day after Veterans Day (November 12, 2014), according to Majority Leader Harry Reid. Any legislation not considered and passed by the end of this year will have to be reintroduced in the next Congress, the 114th, which begins in January 2015. (Each Congress lasts two years; legislation not passed by the end of the second year of a Congress dies.) Read the rest of this entry »

MLC AND OFFSHORE

September 17, 2013 5:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Given that the first ever MLC related vessel detention was of an Offshore support vessel (OSV) operators should ensure their ships meet the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 rules to prevent detentions, delegates were told at Riviera Maritime Media’s first Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

EU DRILLING PROPOSAL

October 13, 2010 9:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on oil exploration and extraction in Europe on October 7, which calls on the Commission to bring forward legislation “to ensure that uniformly high safety standards apply across all EU oil platforms and drilling operations by EU and third countries, from the Atlantic Margin to the Black Sea”.

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