UPDATED: Fishing trawler freed after grounding along southern Hatteras Island

The F/V Jonathan Ryan floating free again on the afternoon of Nov. 29, 2021. [NPS photo]

UPDATED, Monday, 7 p.m.: The National Park Service said the F/V Jonathan Ryan was floating free again after grounding near Cape Hatteras National Seashore off-road vehicle ramp 48 off Frisco on Monday morning.

Reports are a net became entangled in the propeller, causing the ship to lose power and eventually ground in the breakers just off the beach.

Earlier story:

F/V Jonathan Ryan grounded near ramp 48 off Frisco on Nov. 29, 2021. [photo courtesy National Park Service]

National Park Service staff are monitoring a commercial fishing vessel that grounded on southern Hatteras Island some time early Monday.

The F/V Jonathan Ryan is located near Cape Hatteras National Seashore off-road vehicle ramp 48, approximately 1.25 miles southeast of the Frisco Campground.

F/V Jonathan Ryan grounded near ramp 48 off Frisco on Nov. 29, 2021. [photo courtesy National Park Service]

The National Park Service is working with the U.S. Coast Guard and the vessel’s captain to determine the next steps for removing the trawler before it reaches the beach.

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