PHMSA

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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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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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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This week in Washington, DC, the Pipeline Task Force of the Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) huddled for several hours discussing a path forward for eliminating underwater pipeline incidents during dredging activities. The dredging workload in U.S. ports and waterways is increasing. Ports and waterways along the East and Gulf Coasts are […]

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