Fishing boat breaks from anchor and drifts into Manasquan River railroad bridge


    The "Ocean One" fishing vessel resting against the Manasquan River railroad bridge this morning. (Photo: @gomcg via Instagram as tagged #JSHN)

    A commercial fishing boat anchored in a Manasquan River cove drifted into a NJ Transit railroad bridge this morning.

    The bridge spans the Manasquan River between Point Pleasant Beach and Brielle and carries train traffic along the North Jersey Coast Line. 

    The unoccupied vessel, which has reportedly been anchored in a nearby cove for about two weeks, was towed to commercial docks by the U.S. Coast Guard, according to Jerry Meaney, a local first responder who posted a video of the scene. 

    Water was moving swiftly this morning due to a strong onshore flow and an astronomical high tide.

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    Trains continue to operate on schedule, according to NJ Transit. 

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