Fishing boat runs aground off Point Pleasant Beach

Fishing boat runs aground of Point Pleasant Beach

Fishing boat runs aground of Point Pleasant Beach (4/8/15)

POINT PLEASANT BEACH - Authorities are working to free a commercial fishing boat that ran aground off Point Pleasant Beach.

The Coast Guard responded to a call for help from the 77-foot Captain Gavin about a mile south of the Manasquan Inlet at around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. The vessel is carrying thousands of pounds of diesel fuel.

Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen says there were three crew members aboard the scallop-fishing boat.

Ameen says there is no apparent damage to the vessel and no signs of pollution. None of the crew was injured.

A barge was supposed to help free the trapped vessel, but rough waters postponed the effort. It is unclear when the salvage work will occur.

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