The offshore industry is obliged to comply with a large number of safety standards. The standard for marking offshore structures is the IALA international standard (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities). IALA is monitoring the developments of these structures and will continue to create and update documentation as required to ensure clear and unambiguous marking of waterways for safe navigation, protection of the environment and protection of the structures themselves. Authorities facing problems in this field are invited to bring them to the attention of IALA to obtain advice on current practice.
Orga specialises in Aids to Navigation lighting products and has exactly the solutions you need to comply with the global regulations and recommendations.
From IALA O-139 standard to G1162
Since 2008, IALA used the O-139 document as a recommendation for The Marking of Man-Made Offshore Structures. In December 2021, IALA changed this document from a recommendation in to a guidance, with document number G1162; (IALA Guidance website).
Guidance previously contained in Recommendation RO139 can now be found in IALA Guideline G1162,Ed1.0, The marking of offshore man-made structures, dec 2021.
This G1162 document can be used as a guidance and information of stakeholders such as national authorities, lighthouse authorities and other competent authorities, aids to navigation providers, contractors, developers and operators involved in placing infrastructure in the marine environment.
The safety regulations in your specific region
The IALA standard is an international recommendation. Countries can use this recommendation as a guideline when developing their own national regulation. This means that the required regulations depend on where your asset is located. We can comply with a large number of local regulations, such as NORMAM 17 (Brazil), OPRED (United Kingdom), Mijnbouwregeling (The Netherlands), Kystverket (Norway), etc.
Checklist: main products needed for compliance:
- Marine lanterns
- Visibility meter
- Radar beacon
- Battery pack
- Control panel (for control and monitoring of the system)