The exercise gave participants the opportunity to discuss the capabilities, resources, and procedures required to respond to cybersecurity threat scenarios that may occur during operations in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf.
The District Eight Outer Continental Shelf Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection published its reporting requirements for the upcoming hurricane season. Reports of personnel remaining offshore will allow the Eighth District to prepare for potential post-storm search and rescue operations.
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.
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.