NAVIGATION HAZARDS IN THE GULF

Capt. J. E. Baker

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE OFFSHORE PETROLEUM industry in the Gulf of Mexico has mushroomed from a few exploratory wells in the early 1940’s to over 8000 in 1968. Today’s navigator finds the offshore oil struct’ure to be the predominant hazard to safe navigation in the Gulf. The general “maritime public” is unaware of the hazard presented by these structures or of the solutions which have been worked out. Safety fairways have been established through the oilfields; circumstances are going to force increased vessel use, and aids to navigation will be necessary to facilitate use.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 16, Number 2
Pages: 168 - 172
Cite this article: Baker, Capt. J. E., "NAVIGATION HAZARDS IN THE GULF", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 16, No. 2, Summer 1969, pp. 168-172.
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