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...

Coast Guard responds to grounded barge on Monongahela River

Coast Guard responds to grounded barge on Monongahela River
MAXWELL, Pa. — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a grounded barge on the Monongahela River, Friday. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Pittsburgh closed the Monongahela River at mile marker 59.6 near the grounded Francis J. Blank and tows. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh received a report from the uninspected towing vessel Francis J. Blank at approximately...

Coast Guard investigates runaway barges on Ohio River

PITTSBURGH — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh responded to a report of runaway barges near Brunot Island on the Ohio River Thursday afternoon. The barges were quickly retrieved and safely moored at a fleeting area while Coast Guard officials notified marine traffic and began an investigation. The towing vessel Bill Stile was transiting up the river under the Brunot Island railroad bridge...

Coast Guard MSU Pittsburgh volunteers on behalf of Salvation Army

Coast Guard MSU Pittsburgh volunteers on behalf of Salvation Army
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard delivered toys to children in need this Christmas on behalf of the Salvation Army, Monday, in the Pittsburgh area. Coast Guardsmen from the Coast Guard Enlisted Association Steel City Branch at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh participated in the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children program, which provides hope and Christmas joy to individuals and families...

Coast Guard responds to report of sheen on Monongahela River

Coast Guard responds to report of sheen on Monongahela River
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a sheen on the Monogahela River following a vessel and barge grounding Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a call from Braddock Lock and Dam at approximately 4:30 p.m. and reported an oil sheen in the vicinity of a grounded barge. The uninspected towing vessel Carrie Mays was down bound with 14 empty barges at...

Coast Guard sets safety zone on Monongahela River

Coast Guard sets safety zone on Monongahela River
PITTSBURGH — 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...

Coast Guard announces waterway restrictions in Pittsburgh

Coast Guard announces waterway restrictions in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Pittsburgh will establish safety zones at various times and locations on July 1-4 to coincide with the 2012 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta waterborne events. On Sunday and Monday, a safety zone for powerboat races will be in place from mile marker 0.4, at the east edge of the USS Requin, to mile marker 0.0, Point State Park, on the Ohio River,...

Coast Guard presents Public Service Commendation Awards

PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard presented the Public Service Commendation Award to two members of Shelly & Sands Inc., during an official ceremony, Thursday. Rear Adm. Roy A. Nash, commander of the 8th Coast Guard District, presented the awards to Frank Simon and Mark Haverty for their heroic actions while operating a vessel near the Pike Island Lock and Dam. Simon and Haverty assisted a 46-year-old...