Notice of recommended guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for MODUs published in the Federal Register

Notice of recommended guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for MODUs published in the Federal Register
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Friday published the Coast Guard’s notice of recommended interim voluntary guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and manned fixed and floating offshore facilities engaged in activities on the U.S. outer continental shelf. This notice is part of the Coast Guard’s continuing response to the explosion,...

U.S. Coast Guard and BSEE sign agreement for regulating mobile offshore drilling units

U.S. Coast Guard and BSEE sign agreement for regulating mobile offshore drilling units
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for regulating mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). “The Coast Guard and BSEE share the goal of keeping our oceans clean and offshore workers...

Coast Guard to use risk-based targeting to increase oversight of foreign Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

WASHINGTON – To complement its existing safety inspection regime for foreign-flagged vessels operating in U.S. waters, the U.S. Coast Guard Friday announced an additional layer of risk-based safety oversight for mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) as part of an ongoing review of marine safety policies following the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, fire, and subsequent oil spill. Currently,...