No injuries after Capt. Gavin fishing boat runs aground off Point Beach

     (Photo courtesy of Jerry Meaney/Barnegat Bay Island, NJ via Facebook)

    (Photo courtesy of Jerry Meaney/Barnegat Bay Island, NJ via Facebook)

    No one was injured when a commercial fishing boat ran aground off Point Pleasant Beach.

    The Coast Guard responded to a call for help from the 77-foot Capt. Gavin about a mile south of the Manasquan Inlet at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday.

    Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen says there were three aboard.

    Ameen says there is no apparent damage to the vessel and no signs of pollution.

    The video above shot by Jill Ocone around 8:45 a.m. shows waves crashing on the boat. 

    The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the situation from a boat and from the beach while officials discuss the best way to free the vessel.

    Fire crews were released from the scene shortly after 6:00 a.m., according to a Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company #2 spokesperson. 

    Jerry Meaney of the Point Pleasant Beach First Aid and Emergency Squad snapped this photo of the boat around sunrise. Meaney also runs the popular Barnegat Bay Island, NJ Facebook page. 

    He said that the crew members remain on board this morning as they await a tugboat or commercial salvage unit. 

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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