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20th May 2004
Coming into force
3rd June 2004
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, and for the purpose of giving effect to proposals submitted to him by the Health and Safety Commission under section 24(2A) of the Act, hereby makes the following order:
1. This order may be cited as the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 2) Order 2004 and shall come into force on 3rd June 2004.
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.
Minister of State,
Department for Work and Pensions
20th May 2004
|Name or other designation of the offshore installation||Latitude North||Longitude East|
|9/18a-C Well, Block 9/18a, Beryl Field||57° 29.42'||01° 33.44'|
|Drill Centre, Block 22/12a, Howe Field||57° 38.466'||01° 22.295'|
(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 each installation 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)) (article 2).
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 Health and Safety Executive or in accordance with regulations made under section 23(1) of the Act (currently the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Regulations 1987/1331).
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