Coast Guard announces safety zone on for 3 rivers

PITTSBURGH – A safety zone impacting the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers is scheduled to be put into effect on Saturday, July 26, 2008 by the U. S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Pittsburgh.

Due to the Dollar Bank Jamboree Fireworks Display, navigation will be restricted the entire width of the rivers from mile marker 0.2 (the USS Requin Submarine) on the Ohio River to mile marker 0.2 (the Fort Duquesne Bridge) on the Allegheny River to approximately mile marker 0.1 (the abandoned bridge pier) on the Monongahela River. The safety zone will be enforced from 9:00 p.m. until approximately 11:00 p.m.

Persons and vessels shall not enter into, depart from, or move within this safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative.

Questions concerning this matter should be directed to Ensign Matt DeFusco at (412) 644-5808
ext. 2112 during normal working hours (between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.) After normal working hours, contact MSU Pittsburgh Officer of the Day at (412) 670-4281.  All concerned traffic can contact the Coast Guard on the day of the event on VHF-FM Channel 16.

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