River Closures for May 25, May 26 and May 27, May 28
Good afternoon All,
I just wanted to give you another reminder of the upcoming river closers around Memorial Day Weekend.
THE CAPTAIN OF THE PORT PITTSBURGH ADVISES ALL MARINERS OF A SKYDIVING EVENT ON 25 MAY 2023 AND 26 MAY 2023. A FULL RIVER SAFETY ZONE WILL BE ESTABLISHED FROM MILE MARKER 0 TO 0.3 ON THE OHIO RIVER, MILE MARKER 0 TO 0.3 ON THE MONONGAHELA RIVER, AND MILE MARKER 0 TO 0.3 ON THE ALLEGHENY RIVER FROM 7:00 A.M. UNTIL 1:00 P.M. ENTRY OF VESSELS OR PERSONS INTO THIS ZONE IS PROHIBITED UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY THE COAST GUARD CAPTAIN OF THE PORT PITTSBURGH. THE COAST GUARD CAN BE REACHED ON VHF-FM CHANNEL 16.
Point Marion Boat Race:
THE CAPTAIN OF THE PORT PITTSBURGH ADVISES ALL MARINERS OF A BOAT RACE ON MAY 27, 2023 THROUGH MAY 28, 2023 ON THE MONONGAHELA RIVER MILE MARKER 89.8 TO 90.8. A FULL RIVER SAFETY ZONE WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 8:00 P.M. EACH DAY. VESSELS WILL BE ALLOWED TO TRANSIT THE AREA FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M. AND FROM 4:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. EVENT ORGANIZERS CAN BE REACHED ON VHF-FM CHANNEL 13. THE COAST GUARD CAN BE REACHED ON VHF-FM CHANNEL 16.**
**The river opening times are subject to change, based on the weather and the organizers start time. Please be flexible and if you have any questions call me at (412) 639-7288.
LTJG Eyobe Mills
Chief, Waterways Management Division
U.S. Coast Guard MSU Pittsburgh
Work Phone: (412) 221-0807, Ext. 225
Cell Phone: (412) 639-7288
Industry Terminal & Salvage
Navigation Committee Chairman
Waterways Association of Pittsburgh