US operators, Coast Guard discuss security issues

The Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) is working with the US Coast Guard, commercial fishermen, and other industry groups to improve antiterrorist security for oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico and other US waters.OOC members met last month in New Orleans with Coast Guard officials and fishermen to identify issues of shared concern and to form a steering committee for a cross-industry effort to improve security for offshore facilities.Issues addressedIssues addressed at the meeting, which was attended by about 115 people, included concerns raised by "fishermen who derive their livelihood by being able to park their boats under offshore platforms," Allen Verrett, OOC executive ...

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