BSEE and Coast Guard Safety Alert

May 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

On May 20, 2014, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint Safety Alert  strongly recommending that leaseholders/operators consider Coast Guard recommendations for dynamic positioning vessels when evaluating potential hazards and establishing and implementing contractor safe work practices in their SEMS program. shutterstock_94322056The Safety Alert was issued in response to an incident where an equipment failure, an operational error and multiple failure modes not identified in a vessel’s Failure Modes and Effects Analysis combined resulting in loss of position. The crew performed an emergency disconnect from the well avoiding injury and environmental impacts.

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