Coast Guard sets safety zone on the Allegheny River

A Coast Guard MSU Pittsburgh 25-foot response boatPITTSBURGH — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone on the Allegheny River, Friday, in preparation for Light Up Night.

The safety zone will extend the entire width of the river from mile marker 0.6, near the Roberto Clemente Bridge to mile marker 0.8, near the Rachel Carson Bridge, from 7:30 p.m., until 11:30 p.m.

Additionally, in preparation for the Santa Spectacular fireworks show, there will be a safety zone extending 500 feet from the fireworks barge, located approximately 150 feet from Point State Park on the Allegheny River. The safety zone will be in effect from 8 p.m., until 9:30 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 the Coast Guard on the day of the event on VHF-FM Channel 16 for more information.

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