Boater beaches ‘Salty Porkchop’ to avoid sinking, authorities say

 Image courtesy of the New Jersey State Police.

Image courtesy of the New Jersey State Police.

A quick-thinking boat captain ran his vessel onto a Monmouth County beach on Sunday to save it from sinking, authorities say.

There people were fishing on the “Salty Porkchop” off Monmouth Beach when they noticed water collecting on the boat’s deck, according to a release from the New Jersey State Police.

The owner noticed that one of the two bilge pumps failed and the other failed to keep up with incoming water, police said.

Authorities say that’s when the captain beached his vessel at the Edgewater Beach Club in Sea Bright.

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“The good news is no one was hurt and everyone on board was wearing a personal flotation device!” the release said, adding that it was just one of the “seafaring adventures” the agency’s Marine Services Bureau responded to over the weekend.

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