Grounded fishing boat freed from sand at Atlantic City, NJ, beach

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A 56-foot fishing boat, the Jessica Heather, homeported in Atlantic City, was freed from the sand Monday at about 5:50 p.m. after the boat ran aground near The Pier Shops at Caesars shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday.

Coast Guard personnel worked with state and local responders to maintain a safety zone and monitor the situation.  A local tow company re-floated the vessel during high tide and took the boat to Barney’s Marina in Atlantic City.

No injuries or pollution have been reported. The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.

The 56-foot fishing vessel Jessica Heather is moored at a marina in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, before Coast Guard members board the boat for an investigation. The 56-foot boat ran aground near The Pier Shops at Caesars shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The 56-foot fishing vessel Jessica Heather is moored at a marina in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, before Coast Guard members board the boat for an investigation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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The 56-foot fishing vessel Jessica Heather is moored at a marina in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, before Coast Guard members board the boat for an investigation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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