Coast Guard restricts vessel traffic on Allegheny River near Pittsburgh

Coast Guard restricts vessel traffic on Allegheny River near Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH — The Coast Guard is restricting vessel traffic on the Allegheny River from mile marker 12 to mile marker 14 near Pittsburgh. The closure comes following a Thursday afternoon train derailment that caused several of its cars to enter a creek near the river. Crane evolutions to remove the derailed train cars are scheduled to begin Friday, with the Environmental Protection Agency as the lead...

Coast Guard approves AIS PATON to mark SpaceX launch restricted zones

Coast Guard approves AIS PATON to mark SpaceX launch restricted zones
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard approved the use of a series of Automatic Identification System Private Aids to Navigation (AIS PATON) to mark restricted navigation areas around commercial space launches. The Coast Guard authorized the Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, to use AIS PATON to inform mariners of non-charted restricted zones during sea-based space launches. The...