POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. — A capsized fishing boat could remain stuck in Manasquan Inlet until next week, as crews prepare to start the salvage process on Friday.
The boat is located at the tip of the jetty on the inlet’s south side, which separates Manasquan from Point Pleasant Beach.
It is unclear if the heavily traveled gateway to the ocean will remain closed until the boat is removed. It is currently closed, with the Coast Guard escorting select vessels through the inlet.
The fishing boat capsized shortly after setting out to sea when a hydraulic failure rendered the steering and clutch inoperable. The fear is that bad weather could further damage the boat and cause a fuel spill, according to a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The crew was uninjured.
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