CDMCS

In January of this year the Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) released Pipeline Incident Prevention, a recommended best practices guide for safe dredging near underwater gas and hazardous liquid pipelines located in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers federal navigation channels. This completed a milestone project for the dredging and pipeline industries that will […]

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Like other sectors of the maritime industry, dredging is considered “essential” by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the division of the Department of Homeland Security tasked with identifying critical infrastructure and essential workers during the response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. That means, even during the fight to slow […]

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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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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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The CDMCS convened on November 14 in Washington, DC on the heels of the Pipeline Task Force Meeting and the Safety Awards Dinner to discuss best practices, leading indicators in safety, lockout/tagout protocols, emergency response procedures like abandon ship, man overboard, and crew accountability; OSHA regulatory actions, and a regional review of safety progress/challenges across […]

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