Coast Guard ends search for abandoned Alaska fishing vessel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " 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.

The Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Fishing Company of Alaska coordinated a search of the area northwest of Adak, Alaska, where the fishing vessel Alaska Juris was last seen. There was no sign of the ship.

Unrecoverable diesel sheen was located in the search area believed to be from the Alaska Juris.

Officials say they don't anticipate any shoreline impacts.

The cause of the fishing vessel Alaska Juris sinking is under investigation.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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