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Oil Rigs And Platforms

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the present arrangements for imposing a minimum limit to the distance which, in general, a ship may approach an oil rig or platform in waters around the United Kingdom.

Offshore operators notify my Department of the emplacement and location of fixed offshore oil—gas installations around which 500 metre radius safety zones are created by orders made under the Continental Shelf Act 1964.