4/26/2019: Coast Guard to hold public hearing in Louisiana for Sunshine Bridge investigation

The Coast Guard 8th District announced in a news release that it will convene a public hearing beginning May 6, 2019, to consider evidence related to the Kristin Alexis formal marine casualty investigation. The hearing will focus on the overhead strike of the Highway 70 Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, which severely impacted the local community for several weeks while the bridge was impassible and out of service.

8/5/2016: Interim Outer Continental Shelf risk-based resource allocation methodology

The Coast Guard announces the availability of an interim risk-based resource allocation methodology for inspections of certain Outer Continental Shelf units in the 8th Coast Guard District area of responsibility.