NJ Coast Guard rescues stranded fishermen

February 28, 2009 2:44:56 PM PST
Four commercial fishermen have been rescued from a disabled fishing boat 28 miles off the New Jersey coast. The Coast Guard rescued the four-person crew late Friday, after their 56-foot boat, the Miss Dollie, was stranded with engine trouble off Cape May and began taking on water.

The boat had 9,900 pounds of flounder in its hold.

When a Coast Guard Station at Cape May rescue boat arrived around midnight, rescuers found the fishing vessel had no anchor, had lost its generator and was taking on water.

The boat was towed to shore.

There were no injuries.

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