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Fishing Boat Runs Aground in Point Pleasant Beach, No Injuries Reported

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The Capt. Gavin commercial fishing vessel ran aground, on the beachfront, just after 5 a.m. in Point Pleasant Beach this morning.

Coast Guard officials said in a statement Wednesday that Station Manasquan Inlet launched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew to the scene and have representatives on the ground, though no damage has been reported to the vessel nor has any environmental damage occurred. The Associated Press reported that no injuries were sustained in the incident.

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The fishing vessel is 77 feet long, the Coast Guard said.

The boat ran aground several hundred yards south of Elizabeth Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach.


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  • Trevor

    Was Laura Bush steering it?

    • JerseyShoreLibertarian

      No — It was Ted Kennedy’s ghost.

  • Frank Rizzo

    Drug test all on board. Fishermen are known drug users. Muchelle Obama must have been at the helm seeing that our country has run aground under her watch too.

    • JerseyShoreLibertarian

      The Coast Guard will search the vessel as part of the investigation, but I don’t know if drug testing is standard procedure unless there is probable cause to suspect use.

    • Trevor

      No cause Michelle Obama (Law Degree from Harvard), has never killed anyone in a motor vehicle accident.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Wow.,,a lawyer in Washington…you impress easily. Her law degree and your brainwashing is killing us all while she lives a Versailles lifestyle on my tax money.

      • Chuck Cumella

        How true!! Spending my damn tax dollars like she is a queen

    • Mark Story Jenks

      “Fishermen are known drug users”. Are you just trying to piss everyone off, or can you not help yourself? Can you be more specific? Do you mean the sport fishermen or the commercial guys?
      Think twice before you make such a broad and damning statement. It is a challenge to any integrity you may or may not have shown in the past.

      • JW P

        The user/troll steals the name and image of a long-dead and notoriously white supremacist politician. Integrity just isn’t something he does.

      • Frank Rizzo

        What is your occupation…do you earn a living by FIshing…if not then you are not a fisherman but someone who likes to fish. And yes…commercial fishermen do not have the best of backgrounds with drug and alcohol abuse common. My guess is someone was high or drunk, fell asleep and auto pilot took the boat on in without anyone compensating for the tidal and current pull of the sea.

      • Heywood Jahblomee

        You are ignorant…AP is gps guided wind, tide and current are NOT a factor for AP

      • Frank Rizzo

        Really…to the exact point programmed or do you still have to steer it in the end to be certain you hit the inlet in the center of the waterway. Tide, wind, and current in NO way according to you at least, can have an effect on an vessel that is not properly manned or with no one on watch. Just program it and you will end up where the computer is told to go?..It knows where to turn? and would not take the shortest direct route which in this case was over land?…Wow…I hope you never have control of one of these boats and the environmental nightmare spill that could result…now Jahblomee…

      • Heywood Jahblomee

        Don’t try to justify your nonsense, you haven’t a clue.. No capt. would ever set his dock as a waypoint. Your AP is set to the bell buoy outside of the inlet, east of the land. I am a graduate of Maine Maritime and capt. a .wing in ground. A scallop trawler is well beneath my skill and experience..Ignorance is bliss, ya handjob

      • Frank Rizzo

        So then what happened…how did this well alert crew, and not on drugs, wind up on the beach without alerting the nearby coast guard station for help as it was occurring. Seamen are not the brightest perhaps. Hey..Jahblomee,,,,operator error…anytime this happens and the Coasties are not saying engine trouble which we knew about from a mayday call… is mission failure. Drugs, alcohol…or just plain dumb…

      • Heywood Jahblomee

        Hey moron, I’m back. What the hells the matter with you? Why’s it gotta be about drugs or ‘stupid’ fisherman. FYI the boat was close to the beach and it lost its main. An idiot such as yourself should just shut his mouth and not presume ignorant scenarios.

      • Mark Story Jenks

        My father supported my mother and eight children primarily as a bayman, Frank. He was a commercial fisherman, but not with the type of boat in this article. He worked the rivers and bays up and down the Jersey shore. I got out of it in the early 80’s when regulations and pollution made it nearly impossible to make a living. When the clam-cops started searching our lunch boxes for undersized clams I decided enough is enough. I apologize if I was a little rough on you, but I didn’t appreciate the generalization when you said “Fishermen are known drug users”. Folks who work hard play hard. Drug and alcohol abuse is not limited to fisherman, and I know you didn’t say that. It just seemed that you were condemning fishermen in general. It is possible in this case that the watchman dozed off out of sheer exhaustion, you know.

    • Heywood Jahblomee

      As usual, your ignorance shines through…The CG is required to test all hands on board.
      How many Comms. do you know to make a claim that ‘they are know drug users?” am friends with well over a hundred, at best 5% use, well below the national average.. You are a first class jerkoff.

      • #@#.com

        Heywood Jahblomee, are you friends with Gawphuk Yuself ?

  • JW P

    Beach in one direction, wide open ocean in the other. How someone can screw up in a situation like that is beyond me.

    • Brandy the Dog

      Do you think the captain put it on some type of auto pilot and fell asleep?

      • JW P

        Reminds me of something. One time I was visiting my cousin in very rural southern Illinois- a little bit east of Carbondale. The roads are all set up in a grid and there’s nothing but corn and soy bean fields in every direction. So we decided we wanted to throw back a few and get plastered. We went down to the liquor store, loaded up and just put the pick up truck in drive and just sat in the bed as it drove us back as slow as possible. When to truck was veering off to one side, we took a brookstick and tipped the wheel a bit to get it back on course. A few hours latter, we were back at the house and even drunk were better off than this boat’s captain. Didn’t even hit a cow, let alone see another motorist.

  • #@#.com

    My guess is that the engine stalled and the boat drifted ashore.

    • Frank Rizzo

      Why no alert to the Cost Guard for help then…why not set the anchor or outriggers out in shallow water to stop it.