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.
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.
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.