Press Releases

The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) held its 2nd Leadership in Safety Awards Dinner on November 12th in Washington, DC to honor occupational safety and health excellence in the dredging industry.  Held on the heels of a CDMCS Pipeline Task Force Meeting, the ceremonial banquet was widely attended by member dredging and […]

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is undertaking a five-year program to end all raster and paper nautical chart production. Ultimately, production of all NOAA paper nautical charts, raster navigational charts (NOAA RNC), and related products, such as BookletCharts, will cease. NOAA is seeking feedback from chart users and companies that provide products and services based on NOAA raster and electronic navigational chart (NOAA ENC) […]

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On November 14, 2019 Pure Safety Group announced a product recall for the Guardian Fall Protection and Web Devices 3-Way Rescue and Retrieval self-retracting lifelines (SRLs). Under certain conditions, braking forces may cause gear misalignment, potentially resulting in diminished rescue/retrieval functionality. The recall affects all 3-Way SRLs manufactured prior to March 2019. The recall includes the […]

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There are over 200,000 miles (300,000 kms) of oil and natural gas pipelines in the U.S. Many of them are submerged and run across navigable rivers, ports, and waterways, with some locations known and others unknown.  A year and half ago the spud on a cuttersuction dredge punctured an underwater natural gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the total […]

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Despite all the training and precautions that mariners are required to take onboard a vessel, injuries and deaths that occur in the confined spaces of a ship is still a major safety concern in the maritime industry. A recent tragedy where three persons were asphyxiated while working onboard a laid-up Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) […]

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