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The Scarweather Sands Offshore Wind Farm Order 2004

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Active safety management system

14.—(1) The wind turbines must be operated in accordance with an active safety management system for the purpose of minimising the risk of vessels colliding with the towers or rotating blades of the wind turbines and to facilitate search and rescue activities.

(2) The details of the active safety management system must be approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, but the system must include—

(a)provision for each wind turbine to be marked by day and night with clearly visible identification systems;

(b)provision for communication procedures between mariners in distress, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the central control room for the operation of the wind turbines when a vessel is in distress;

(c)provision for the immediate shutting down of one or more of the wind turbines at the request of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in a position which secures the maximum clearance between the lowest point of the blades and the water level; and

(d)provision for testing the emergency procedures at times and in a manner reasonably required by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

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