Commercial Fishing Vessel Runs Aground On Island Beach State Park Near A-23

October 9, 2021 — Updated

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–A 10:00 p.m. a witness noticed a fishing vessel run aground on Island Beach State Park in Area 23. The witness and 9-1-1 caller stated that it appeared the the vessel lost power and drifted onto shore. According to other sources there were three aboard and no injuries reported.

Last night, watchstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received notification via channel 16 from a 68-foot fishing vessel stating that the vessel had three people aboard and ran aground on the beach off #BarnegatLight. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light arrived on scene and confirmed that the mariners were not in immediate distress.The Sector Delaware Bay command center maintained communication with the vessel throughout the night.The boatcrew from Station Barnegat Light, Towboat US, and Shamrock Marine Towing and Salvage are currently on scene assisting the vessel.

As of right now, we know that a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light is on scene with the vessel. Towboat US and another local towing and salvage company are also currently assisting the vessel.  — USCG District 5 Public Affairs

The vessel is marked “Bear” and home port appears to be Barnegat Light, NJ according to the Boat Database and USCG Maritime Information Exchange, Port State Information Exchange.

Vessel Information:Vessel Particulars:
Vessel Name: BEAR
Primary Vessel Number: 674417 (Official Number (U.S.))
Hull Identification Number: N/A
Manufacturer Hull Number: N/A
IMO Number: N/A
Vessel Call Sign: WDD6926
Service: Commercial Fishing Vessel
Length: 68.00 ft
Breadth: 19.00 ft
Depth: 8.00 ft
Build Year: 1984
Alternate VINs:CG246444 (Coast Guard Number)
Service Information:Tonnage Information:
Service Status: Active
Out Of Service Date: N/A
Last Removed From Service By: N/A
Cargo Authority: N/A
Tonnage:72 – Simplified, Gross Ton57 – Simplified, Net Ton
Vessel Documents and Certifications
DocumentAgencyDate IssuedExpiration DateCERTIFICATE OF DOCUMENTATIONUSCGJanuary 15,2021February 28,2022Fishing Vessel DecalN/AMarch 10,2020March 10,2022

4 thoughts on “Commercial Fishing Vessel Runs Aground On Island Beach State Park Near A-23”

  1. Wife, Mother and now a Grandmother to a Captain in problem. It never ends, but they, (the fishermen) enjoy it so.

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