Fishing boat runs aground off 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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