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The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Order 1995

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Statutory Instruments

1995 No. 494


The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Order 1995


28th February 1995

Coming into force

1st April 1995

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 22(1) and (2) of the Petroleum Act 1987(1) (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 1st April 1995.

2.  A safety zone is hereby established around each installation specified in column 1 of the Schedule hereto (being an installation stationed in waters to which subsection (7) of section 21 of the Act applies) having a radius of five hundred metres from the point as respects that installation which has the co-ordinates of latitude and longitude according to European Datum (1950) specified in columns 2 and 3 of the Schedule.

Signed by order of the Secretary of State.

Phillip Oppenheim

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of Employment

28th February 1995

Article 2


Name or other designation of the offshore InstallationLatitude NorthLongitude East
Fulmar FSU/SALM56° 27' 44.00"N02° 07' 14.00"E
Pelican Wellhead61° 02' 02.05"N01° 07' 44.48"E
Victor North West 49/17 – JM53° 21' 03.223"N02° 17' 43.46"E
Jupiter/Callisto Wellhead53° 14' 31.92"N02° 23' 16.37"E
Andrews Template58° 02' 51.11"N01° 24' 15.56"E
Cyrus Manifold58° 06' 09.96"N01° 26' 45.21"E
Cyrus Wellhead 16/28 – C158° 06' 09.78"N01° 26' 46.52"E
Cyrus Wellhead 16/28 – C258° 06' 10.10"N01° 26' 46.51"E

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order establishes, under section 22 of the Petroleum Act 1987, safety zones having a radius of 500 metres from the specified point, around the installations specified in the Schedule to this Order and stationed in waters to which section 21(7) of that Act applies (these include territorial waters and waters in areas designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964 (c. 29)).

Vessels (which for this purpose include hovercraft, submersible apparatus and installations in transit) are prohibited from entering or remaining in a safety zone except with the consent of the Secretary of State or in accordance with regulations made under section 23(1) of the Act (currently the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Regulations 1987 (S.I. 1987/1331)).

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