Check out this recent article by our friends at Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety.
The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) released Pipeline Incident Prevention, a recommended best practices guide for safe dredging near underwater gas and hazardous liquid pipelines located in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers federal navigation channels.
In September of 2018, the CDMCS Pipeline Task Force (PTF) set out on a journey to reduce underwater pipeline incidents during dredging activities by delivering solutions that support safe work practices and increase public awareness through inter-agency public/private collaboration and information-sharing. This life-saving resource delivers on that promise with recommendations fully vetted by all stakeholders: dredging contractors, pipeline operators, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and various state agencies.
On November 1st, Mike Hooks participated in an event sponsored by CCA Louisiana and Phillips 66 to increase awareness regarding conservation in Southwest Louisiana. The event brought together local industry and elementary students, as well as individual volunteers to create several floating islands which were placed in Prien Lake as part of a restoration project to help protect the existing shoreline that is slowly eroding. The artificial islands are planted with marsh grasses and anchored into place. Over time, the grasses roots will grow through the "island" and anchor themselves to the lake bed. According to volunteer Ed Landgraf, "In two years, you will not be able to tell the difference between these artificial floating islands and the native marsh.”
We'd like to thank all of the Mike Hooks personnel that attended, as well as the greater community of volunteers and coordinators for working to make this project such a great success.
View the local news article HERE.
Thanks to Luke McKinney, Quality Control Representative at Mike Hooks, for the video footage and editing.