The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 6) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-09-05

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Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2304

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 6) Order 1996

5th September 1996

Coming into force
26th September 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 22(1) and (2) of the Petroleum Act 1987(1) (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This order may be cited as the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No.6) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 26th September 1996.

Establishment of safety zones

2.  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.

Removal of safety zone

3.  The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 5) Order 1996(2) shall have effect with the deletion from the Schedule thereof of the entry relating to the Development Well.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State.

Paul Beresford
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of the Environment
5th September 1996

Article 2



Name or other designation of the offshore installation

Hewitt — Little Dotty Well
53° 02' 51.90" N
01° 50' 42.50" E

Britannia — Template
58° 02' 55.14" N
01° 08' 19.54" E

Britannia — Manifold
58° 04' 27.29" N
00° 53' 35.80" E

Fergus — Wellhead
55° 58' 08.00" N
03° 15' 52.60" E

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 the installations 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)).
The order also amends the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 5) Order 1996 by deleting the entry relating to one installation, which will accordingly cease to be protected by a safety zone.
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 (S.I. 1987/1331)).

1987 c. 12.

S.I. 1996/1862.