Coast Guard responds to sinking fishing boat east of Manasquan Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard File Photo by Petty Officer Allyson E. Taylor

Coast Guard File Photo by Petty Officer Allyson E. Taylor

PHILADELPHIA —The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing boat that is taking on water Sunday 20 miles east of Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey.

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan aboard the fishing boat Nemesis at 12:20 p.m. that the fishing boat Navigator was taking on water.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet assisted the Navigator crew.

The 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew activated two dewatering pumps to control the flooding as they proceed to Point Pleasant, New Jersey.

Watchstanders maintained a 15-minute communication schedule with the Navigator crew during the escort.

No injuries were reported.

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