A commercial fishing boat 75 miles south of Montauk Point is being towed back to New Jersey after the boat and its crew had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday morning.

The Coast Guard's Long Island Sound Sector got a call for help from the master of the 75-foot fishing vessel Olympic Javelin at 11:15 p.m. Monday, officials said.

The master, who was one of four people aboard the boat, told authorities his vessel was experiencing engine problems and was unable to move, officials said.

A rescue crew from the Coast Guard's air station in Cape Cod, Mass., was dispatched at 1:30 a.m. to the scene and contacted the boat's passengers about 2:30 a.m. Coast Guard officials from Cutter Bainbridge Island, which is based in Sandy Hook, N.J., were also deployed at 1 a.m. and arrived around 9 a.m. to provide assistance, officials said.

The Bainbridge Island crew is now towing the Olympic Javelin to an offshore location near Barnegat Light, N.J. They are scheduled to arrive early Wednesday, officials said.

"They were real far out," Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Erik Swanson said Tuesday, adding that there were no injuries. "The boat is OK. It's a four man crew. They are going to stay on board during the tow to prevent any further damage."

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