The 22 meter long tugboat Sea Cypress ran aground the early morning hours of July 24. The tugboat had broken free from its mooring and it’s propeller became entangled. Disabled and near the shoreline, the Sea Cypress drifted until it ran up on a sandbar near Lavallette, New Jersey. The Sea Cypress remained aground until the afternoon. With the rising tide, two tugs were able to pull the Sea Cypress free. No reports of injuries to the four crew, damage or pollution released.