Coast Guard continues response to boat aground near Manasquan Inlet, NJ

The 77-foot commercial fishing vessel, Capt. Gavin, aground Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. No injuries were reported by the three people aboard the boat when it ran aground one mile south of Manasquan Inlet. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The 77-foot commercial fishing vessel, Capt. Gavin, aground Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard continued responding Thursday to a fishing boat that ran aground Wednesday in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is overseeing commercial salvage operations to offload fuel and oil to prevent possible pollution.

The Atlantic City-based 77-foot fishing boat Capt. Gavin, which ran aground one mile south of Manasquan Inlet, is scheduled to be towed to a dry dock facility in Staten Island, New York. The Coast Guard is working with the vessel’s owners to reduce the risk of pollution while waiting for inclement weather to subside so the vessel can be re-floated.

No injuries, pollution or damage have been reported.

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