Coast Guard responds to vessel striking Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to vessel striking Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a tank ship that struck the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish, Louisiana, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that the Marshall Islands flagged tank ship, Dank Silver, struck the Sunshine Bridge at 1:30 p.m. The vessel, owned by Dank Silver Maritime Transportation Company Limited, was heading down-bound from Burnside, Louisiana...

Coast Guard convenes formal investigation for LA-70 Sunshine Bridge incident

Coast Guard convenes formal investigation for LA-70 Sunshine Bridge incident
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has convened a formal investigation into an incident that resulted in damage to the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish, Louisiana, October 12, 2018. The Coast Guard has been conducting a preliminary investigation and gathering evidence since the initial report of the incident. The formal investigation team will examine all aspects of the casualty to identify any...