There are more than 50,000 miles of hydrocarbon pipelines spanning the five Gulf states' inland waters, rivers, bays, lakes, coastal areas and the Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. With more pipelines being built every day and more boats on the waters, the chance of your vessel coming into contact with a pipeline is growing. Accidental interactions and incidents have caused spills, gas releases, injuries and even deaths. This article provides valuable information on underwater pipeline safety. It should be reviewed by all mariners in the Gulf region and kept in a readily available place.
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