Offshore Storage Installation (Liverpool Bay)


Offshore Storage Installation (Liverpool Bay)

Coordinates: 53°49′05″N 3°37′16″W / 53.818°N 3.621°W / 53.818; -3.621 The Offshore Storage Installation is a barge which is permanently anchored in Liverpool Bay, England, and receives oil from the Douglas Complex of oil platforms in the Irish Sea by way of pipelines under the sea. The facility thus serves as a floating oil terminal, and is capable of holding 870,000 barrels of oil, which can then be transferred to tanker vessels as necessary. The OSI is double-skinned, and is protected by an 800 metre exclusion zone, which is monitored 24 hours a day by radar and a high-powered patrol vessel.[1][2]

The facility is manned by a crew of 17, consisting of 14 operators and technicians, two service personnel and a manager/engineer.[3]

A system mounted in the OSI's mooring buoy monitors the integrity of the installation's nine anchoring cables.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Offshore Industry". Virtual Prestatyn. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24. http://web.archive.org/web/20071024180755/http://www.prestatyn.org.uk/offshore.industry/. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Hazardous area instrumentation is all at sea". Engineering Talk. http://www.engineeringtalk.com/news/avt/avt113.html. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  3. ^ "review of offshore operation of Working Time Directive". Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file38854.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 

CORRECTION

See also

CORRECTION to above information Due to recent downmanning by BHP the below is now the correct information.

The facility is manned by a crew of 11, consisting of 7 operators and technicians, two catering personnel and a OIM

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