Coast Guard announces safety zone on Allegheny River

PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Pittsburgh will establish a safety zone from mile marker .4 to mile marker .6 on the Allegheny River, Saturday, for a fireworks display sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Navigation will be restricted the entire width of the river from mile marker .4 to mile marker .6. The safety zone will be enforced from 9 p.m. until approximately 11:30 p.m. Persons...

Coast Guard responds to vessel sinking on the Ohio River

PITTSBURGH – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh is investigating the sinking of a towing vessel that occurred on the Ohio River at mile marker 39.5 near Chester, W.Va.

Coast Guard to establish safety zone on Monongahela River

PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone on portions of the Monongahela River Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Coast Guard investigates possible bridge allision

PITTSBURGH – The Coast Guard responded to and is investigating a report that two empty jumbo hopper barges broke free today from General Trade Corp.’s fleeting facility at mile marker 11 on the right descending bank of the Monongahela River in Braddock, Pa. and collided with George Rankin Jr. Memorial Highway Bridge.

‘Tis the season for giving at MSU Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – Crewmembers from the Marine Safety Unit (MSU) in Pittsburgh took part in The Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children program over three days that began Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.

Pittsburgh Coast Guard unit receives top readiness award

PITTSBURGH – The Boat Forces Team from Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh was recently awarded the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award. The team received 46 points out of a possible 50 on a standardization inspection conducted by a team of specialists from Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Va.