Coast Guard sets safety zone on Allegheny River

PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone on the Allegheny River, Saturday, in preparation for the Sharpsburg Borough fireworks show.

The safety zone will extend 300 feet from the right descending river bank, from mile marker 5.7 to 5.9, near the 13th Street boat ramp, and will be enforced from 9:30 p.m., until 11 p.m.

Mariners shall not enter into, depart from, or move within the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port of Pittsburgh or a designated representative. All concerned mariners may contact the Coast Guard on the day of the event on VHF-FM Channel 16 for more information.

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