Coastal and Marine Operators Pipeline Industry Initiative (CAMO) is a non-profit that is working to raise awareness of 811 for submerged pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico and inlet waters. RCP has mentioned CAMO in our newsletters in the past and it’s time to give them another shout out for the good work they are doing. If any of you Really Cool People are not familiar with the Coastal and Marine Operators Pipeline Industry Initiative, click here for more information.
Following the Corpus Christi propane line that was hit during dredging operations in 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations to PHMSA included assistance from CAMO. Specifically in Safety Recommendation P-21-018:
“In collaboration with Coastal and Marine Operators and the Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety, develop guidance for excavators to clearly identify proposed dredging boundaries for dredging projects before notifying one-call centers by either physically marking the boundaries where practicable, or identifying the boundary with accurate location data.”
The NTSB included additional recommendations to PHMSA and the Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety.