July 11, 2022
SEA ISLE CITY, NJ (CAPE MAY)–U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic reports that a good Samaritan helped remove 22 passengers from the charter boat STARFISH tonight after the boat began taking on water near Townsend Inlet Bridge, in New Jersey.
STARFISH reportedly collided with the Townsends Inlet Bridge and suffered a gash in the starboard hull, causing a few compartments to flood.
The good SAM removed all passengers and took them to the docks in Sea Isle City where EMS was waiting to assist. There were no reported injuries.
Local commercial salvage is currently working to dewater STARFISH and will remain with the boat overnight while a damage and tow plan are created.
Dive ops were conducted and confirmed there is no damage to fuel tanks. No pollution has been reported.
U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic thanks all who responded to help out the passengers and crew.