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Statutory Instrument 1987 No. 58

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 5) Order 1987

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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1987 No. 58


The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 5) Order 1987

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Made22nd January 1987
Coming into force24th January 1987

    The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 21(1), (2) and (3) of the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982[1] (hereinafter referred to as "in the Act"), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—
        1.    This Order may be cited as the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 5) Order 1987 and shall come into force on 24th January 1987.
        2.—(1)  A safety zone is hereby established around the installation specified in Column 1 of the Schedule hereto (being an installation maintained in waters to which section 21 of the Act [2] applies) having a radius of five hundred metres from the point as respects that installation which has the coordinates of latitude and longitude according to European Datum (1950) specified in Columns 2 and 3 of the Schedule.

        (2)  The prohibition under section 21(3) of the Act on a vessel entering or remaining in a safety zone without the consent of the Secretary of State shall not apply to a vessel entering or remaining in the safety zone established under paragraph (1) above—
       (a) in connection with the laying, inspection, testing, repair, alteration, renewal or removal of any submarine cable or pipe-line in or near that safety zone;
       (b) to provide services for, to transport persons or goods to or from, or under the authority of a government department to inspect, any installation in that safety zone;
       (c) if it is a vessel belonging to a general lighthouse authority performing duties relating to the safety of navigation;
       (d) in connection with the saving or attempted saving of life or property;
       (e) owing to stress of weather; or
       (f) when in distress.

Alick Buchanan-Smith

Minister of State, Department of Energy

22nd January 1987


[1] 1982 c. 23

[2] See section 21(9).

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