Coast Guard Floats Updated Offshore Fire Safety Rules

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 5:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday proposed to update decades-old fire safety rules for facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf including mobile offshore drilling units and deepwater ports, as well as inspected and uninspected vessels, in an effort to keep up with technological advances in fire protection.

In a proposed rule scheduled to be published Monday in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard said it would update design and approval standards for fire protection, detection and extinguishing equipment, which haven't been substantially updated since 1952....
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