PIPELINE, FISHING FACTIONS ARGUE SAFETY ISSUE

The U.S. gas pipeline and fishing industries are at odds over what should be done to keep fishing vessels from striking pipelines on the seabed. Pipeline witnesses told a House merchant marine subcommittee hearing in New Orleans the locations of offshore pipelines should be noted on marine navigation charts, and commercial fishing vessels should be required to consult them. Fishing industry witnesses said offshore pipelines should be buried deep enough so that even if a ship pushed through a

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