1 Citation and commencement

This order may be cited as the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 2nd May 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 2 May 2002: see above.

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2 Establishment of safety zones

2Establishment of safety zones

A safety zone is hereby established around each installation specified in column 1 of the Schedule hereto (being an installation stationed in waters to which subsection (7) of section 21 of the Act applies) having a radius of five hundred metres from the point as respects that installation which has the co-ordinates of latitude and longitude according to European Datum (1950) specified in columns 2 and 3 of the Schedule.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 2 May 2002: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Alan Whitehead

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

11th April 2002

SCHEDULE Safety Zones

SCHEDULE  Safety Zones Article 2
(1)(2)(3)
Name or other designation of the offshore installationLatitude NorthLongitude East
Axs Drill Centre, Block 16/26, Alba Field58° 01' 37.7”01° 06' 36.8”
K01 Well, Block 9/8a, Keith Field59° 40' 20.707”01° 33' 41.967”
K02 Well, Block 9/8a, Keith Field59° 40' 20.398”01° 33' 42.753”
Mobil Well, Block 9/8a, Keith Field59° 40' 20.584”01° 33' 41.817”
Pigging Skid Structure, Block 9/8a, Keith Field59° 40' 20.298”01° 33' 43.646”
Sadie Drill Centre, Block 16/26, Alba Field58° 00' 51.9”01° 07' 58.2”
Well Towhead, Block 9/8a, Keith Field59° 40' 21.060”01° 33' 43.791”
Well, Block 49/30A, Davy Field53° 05' 04.800”02° 49' 09.534”
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 2 May 2002: see art 1.

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the order)

This order establishes, under section 22 of the Petroleum Act 1987, safety zones having a radius of 500 metres from the specified point around each installation specified in the Schedule to this order and stationed in waters to which section 21(7) of that Act applies (these include territorial waters and waters in areas designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964 (c 29)) (article 2).

Vessels, which for this purpose include hovercraft, submersible apparatus and installations in transit, are prohibited from entering or remaining in a safety zone except with the consent of the Health and Safety Executive or in accordance with regulations made under section 23(1) of the Act (currently the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Regulations 1987/1331).

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