Coastal and Maritime Operators (CAMO) members Ed Landgraf, Susie Richmond, and Jason Tieman presented: “New Game Changer in Damage Prevention-Automatic Identification System (AIS)” at the CGA Excavation & Safety Conference in Orlando, Florida, last week. Any organization that has a pipeline or other asset that crosses into or through navigable waters can now use PortVision Asset Protection to build custom "zones" around its infrastructure. This will allow the organization to send alerts when a commercial vessel appears to threaten its operation. This is a critical layer of information that needs to be considered when trying to access infrastructure vulnerability and prioritize funds used to maintain and protect the submerged assets.
Following the presentation, Landgraf (Shell), presented Tieman (PortVision/Oceaneering®) and Richmond (Kinetica Partners LL), awards recognizing them as "Marine Safety Visionaries" for their companies’ commitment to supporting the CAMO Initiative to decrease the number of vessels damaging its infrastructure and reduce human injuries and fatalities.
Infrastructure protection has become increasingly important in the maritime and utility community, with the average incident now costing at least one million dollars to repair, not including the expense of reputational damage or decreased ability to operate in the region, or the incalculable costs of human injury or loss. The overall goal of CAMO is to provide vessel operators with an extra layer of awareness when operating in close proximity to critical infrastructure that could be impacted by them. For more information about CAMO go to www.camogroup.org or follow them at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/coastal-and-marine-operators-camo-