Fishing vessels seeking fish congregating around rigs and lines in the North Sea have scraped away cover and damaged the concrete protecting pipelines, thereby creating a dangerous hazard to Britain. a line break would completely displace the pipe and sink ships within a two-mile radius, according to E. A. Ross. a $1.44 million series of surveys by BP Petroleum Development Ltd. showed over eight miles of the 431 mile West Sole to Eadington line was partially or wholly exposed on the seabed. Possible solutions include heavier concrete jackets, deeper trenches, and artificial seaweed covering.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Benn Brothers Limited

    25 New Street Square
    London EC4A 3JA,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1970-11-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 274
  • Serial:
    • Gas World
    • Volume: 172
    • Publisher: Benn Brothers Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM