Coast Guard, partners respond to grounded 56-foot fishing vessel in Atlantic City

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard, along with state and local partner agencies, is responding to a grounded fishing vessel in Atlantic City Monday.

The 56-foot Jessica Heather, homeported in Atlantic City, ran aground shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday near The Pier Shops at Caesars.

Coast Guard Marine Environmental Response Personnel are on scene and are working with state and local responders to monitor  the situation in order to mitigate any pollution issues that may occur.  A local tow company is en-route to re-float the vessel during high tide at approximately 7 p.m. and if successful, will return the fishing vessel safely to its homeport.

No injuries or pollution have been reported.

The beach remains open but a safety zone is in effect near the grounded vessel.

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Federal, state and local responders assess the grounded fishing vessel Jessica Heather in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. The 56-foot boat ran aground near The Pier Shops at Caesars shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham

Federal, state and local responders assess the grounded fishing vessel Jessica Heather in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. The 56-foot boat ran aground near The Pier Shops at Caesars shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham

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