Coast Guard ends search for Alaska Juris

Officials are calling off the search for the fishing vessel Alaska Juris.
The U.S. Coast Guard released a statement Saturday saying it’s believed that the ship sank in approximately 5,400 feet of water.

A problem in the engine room Tuesday led to flooding on board the Alaska Juris, forcing the crew to abandon ship.

All 46 crew members were rescued by good Samaritan ships, and there were no injuries.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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