Headlines: NIC – BOP and LMRP recovered; Shipping Coordinating Committee – meetings; House – info requested re offshore rig fire; and Ireland – national ports policy review.
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NIC – BOP and LMRP recovered
The National Incident Command (NIC) issued a news release stating that the damaged blowout preventer (BOP) and lower marine riser package (LMRP) have been recovered from the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico. Custody of these objects has been transferred to the Deepwater Horizon Criminal Investigation Team and the FBI Evidence Recovery Team. A new BOP has been installed on the Macondo wellhead. (9/5/10).
Shipping Coordinating Committee – meetings
The Shipping Coordinating Committee, sponsored by the US Department of State, will conduct four separate open meetings to prepare for upcoming events at the IMO. It will meet in Washington, DC on September 21 to prepare for the upcoming session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE 54). It will conduct three meetings in Arlington, Virginia on November 17, December 15, and February 16 to prepare for the upcoming session of the IMO Subcommittee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR 15). 75 Fed. Reg. 54415 (September 7, 2010).
House – info requested re offshore rig fire
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce issued a news release stating that it sent a request to Mariner Energy requesting information regarding the recent fire on its offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The Committee is requesting a briefing on the incident and its possible causes. (9/2/10).
Ireland – national ports policy review
The Irish Department of Transport issued a press release stating that it has launched a national ports policy review. Comments on the policy should be submitted by October 29. (9/3/10).
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