Coast Guard sets safety zone on Allegheny River

Coast Guard 8th District News

PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Coast Guardis scheduled to establish a safety zone on the Allegheny River, Saturday, in preparation for the Peoples Natural Gasand the University of Pittsburgh fireworks show.

The safety zone will extend the entire width of the Allegheny River from the Point, mile marker 0.0, to Fort Duquesne Bridge, mile marker 0.3, from 8:30 p.m., until approximately 10:30 p.m.

Mariners shall not enter into, depart from, or move within the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative. All concerned mariners may contact Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley at 1-800-253-7465 or the Coast Guard on VHF-FM channel 16 on the day of the event for more information.

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