SALEM, NJ (CBS) — A ship ran aground in South Jersey Monday night and it is still stuck there.
The Coast Guard says the 328-foot Netherlands-flagged motor vessel, Bermuda Islander, lost power and propulsion around 9 p.m. before running aground near Salem.
The ship is at the entrance to the Salem River across from the Sandy Canal.
The Coast Guard says they are hoping high-tide will help free the ship.
Officials say it is not leaking fuel and it is not a hazard.
“Our goal is to get the vessel safely back underway while mitigating pollution,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Brown, an operations specialist in the Sector Delaware Bay command center. “Although there haven’t been any reports of pollution, we are monitoring the situation closely to ensure it stays that way.”
No injuries have been reported. The Coast Guard says 12 people were aboard the ship when it ran aground.