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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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The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) convened last week in Washington, DC, on the heels of its Pipeline Task Force Meeting, bringing together a broad cross-section of industry and government stakeholders discussing safety measures for the dredging sector. Chairing this industry-leading forum on safety, were Jason Campbell of Great Lakes Dredge and […]

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On November 13 the CDMCS Pipeline Task Force and its three teams made enough progress for an early harvest in delivering solutions that support safe work practices, increase public awareness, and strengthen the accuracy of underwater pipeline data through inter-agency, public-private collaboration and information sharing.   Best Practices Team (# 1) – Devon Carlock as […]

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Safety leadership took center stage on November 13th as the dredging and marine construction industry convened in Washington, DC with key stakeholders to promote and honor those who go above and beyond in advancing a safety-first culture and leading by example. CDMCS was proud to present its first safety awards to the following visionaries   […]

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