DP Systems, Electrical Hazards on Offshore Panel's Agenda

The U.S. Coast Guard's National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee will meet by teleconference July 1 to consider forming a subcommittee to study electrical hazards in explosive atmospheres.

A July 1 meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard's National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee is scheduled to consider forming a subcommittee to study electrical hazards in explosive atmospheres, according to a USCG notice published this week.

Also on the NOSAC agenda for the day is possible action on a subcommittee's final report containing recommendations concerning Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems such as these DP systems made by Kongsberg Maritime AS, which is based in Norway and manufactures DP systems and related maritime equipment in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, and China.

The teleconference meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST and is open to the public. Members of the public wishing to participate should contact Commander P.W. Clark at 202-372-1410 for call-in information or may participate in person by coming to Room 5-1224 of the USCG Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street SW, Washington, DC 20593.

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