Unified command begins removal of barge breakaways on Ohio River

Unified command begins removal of barge breakaways on Ohio River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners dewaters a partially submerged barge at Emsworth Lock and Dam near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 21, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna...

Unified command responds to barge breakaways on Ohio River

Unified command responds to barge breakaways on Ohio River
NEW ORLEANS – A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, United States Army Corps of Engineers and industry partners are responding to barge breakaways on the Ohio River near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, West Virginia. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh watchstanders received...

Coast Guard advises safety for recreational mariners in Ohio River Valley

Coast Guard advises safety for recreational mariners in Ohio River Valley
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard advises safety for recreational mariners along the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers, near Point State Park due to congestion in the waterway. “To help ensure safety and facilitate commerce on our three rivers, we would ask all recreational boaters to remain outside the navigable channel unless transiting through the area,” said Lt. Eric Jesionowski, chief...

Grounded vessel on Ohio River refloated

Grounded vessel on Ohio River refloated
PITTSBURGH – Response crews for the Elizabeth D refloated the vessel at mile marker 65 on the Ohio River, Wednesday afternoon. Personnel on scene, including a marine surveyor, conducted a damage survey of the vessel after it was refloated and declared it seaworthy. The Elizabeth D was towed to a nearby mooring location down river to remain overnight along with salvage vessels that assisted in the...

Grounded vessel on Ohio River refloated

Grounded vessel on Ohio River refloated
PITTSBURGH – Responses crews for the Elizabeth D refloated the vessel at mile marker 65 on the Ohio River, Wednesday afternoon. Personnel on scene, including a marine surveyor, conducted a damage survey of the vessel after it was refloated and declared it seaworthy. The Elizabeth D was towed to a nearby mooring location down river to remain overnight along with salvage vessels that assisted in the...

Coast Guard responds to grounding in Ohio River

Coast Guard responds to grounding in Ohio River
PITTSBURGH – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a grounded towing vessel near mile marker 65 on the Ohio River, Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Ohio River Valley received the initial notification at about 10 p.m. Monday, of the vessel Elizabeth D grounding near the right descending bank of the river. Investigating officers with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh...

Pittsburgh-based Coast Guardsmen aid Salvation Army in Treasures for Children

Pittsburgh-based Coast Guardsmen aid Salvation Army in Treasures for Children
PITTSBURGH – Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh continued an annual holiday tradition and assisted with the 2013 Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children event. Fifteen Coast Guard men and women from MSU Pittsburgh volunteered Dec. 9, 10 and 11 and made stops at multiple businesses to collect donated toys they received from the public. The gathered toys were then taken to a central...

In Remembrance of…

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh and the Coast Guard Enlisted Association partnered with Flags Across America during a ceremony held at Point State Park in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, to commemorate the 40 lives lost from terrorist attacks aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. Members of Coast Guard...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to “Wear It!” during National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard reminds boaters to "Wear It!" during National Safe Boating Week
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, along with the National Safe Boating Council, will kick off the National Safe Boating Week campaign on three different fronts, Saturday. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will perform vessel safety examinations at the Greater Pittsburgh Aquatic Club on Neville Island Saturday at 9 a.m. and the Fox...