Search called off for Alaska Juris

The search for the abandoned fishing vessel Alaska Juris has been called off.

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The unified command in charge of the search — consisting of the Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Fishing Company of Alaska — in a press release say the vessel is presumed sunk in the Bering Sea in 5,400 feet of water.

According to the release, the Unified Command activated the fishing vessel Alaska Endeavor, the salvage tug Resolve Pioneer, and a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft for the search.

An unrecoverable diesel sheen was discovered in the search area, and is believed to have come from the Alaska Juris.

The hunt for the vessel was called off after searching from July 28th through the 30th northwest of Adak and along the vessels projected drift route.