Coast Guard rescues 8 near Asbury Park, N.J.

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – The Coast Guard rescued eight people Saturday after the 30-foot boat they were aboard was taking on water near Asbury Park.

The Coast Guard received a call at 10:50 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the Jamaican Princess reporting they were taking on water and needed assistance.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Shark River, N.J., arrived on scene and transferred all eight people aboard their boat.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan, N.J., arrived on scene and transferred the eight people aboard their boat.

The rescue boat crew from Station Shark River located the source of the flooding, which was coming from a raw water hose and leaking into the engine room and secured the leak.

The rescue boat crew from Station Manasquan transported the eight people with the Jamaican Princess in tow to Hoffman’s Marina in Brielle, N.J.




Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Wall.

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