Coast Guard sets safety zone on Monongahela River

America's Heartland Coast Guard NewsPITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Pittsburgh will establish a safety zone impacting the Monongahela River, Wednesday, for a fireworks display sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce.

Navigation will be restricted extending 150 feet from the right descending bank from mile marker 32.1 to mile marker 32.3.

The safety zone will be in effect from 9:15 p.m. until approximately 11 p.m.

Persons and vessels shall not enter into, depart from, or move within this regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative. A Coast Guard patrol commander will be on scene and available on VHF-FM channel 16.

Questions concerning this matter should be directed to Chief Petty Officer Chris Blank at (412) 644-5808 ext. 2504 during normal working hours between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. After normal working hours, contact Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh duty officer at (412) 670-4288. All concerned traffic can contact the Coast Guard on the day of the event on VHF-FM channel 16.

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