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Pittsburgh Hazmat Responds for Sinking Boat on the Allegheny River

Date: July 7, 2023
Incident Type: Hazmat
Location: Zone 1

Just after 5 p.m., Pittsburgh Hazmat responded to the 500 block of North Shore Drive in the Allegheny River for a sinking boat that was leaking fuel.

Hazmat teams deployed a boom to contain the fluid spill. There were no reported injuries.

River Rescue - comprised of Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police - provided safety overwatch during the operation and the Fish and Boat Commission was also on scene.

A towing company is in the process of trying to salvage the sunken vessel.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz