Search Called Off for F/V Juris, Investigation Ongoing
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] By Peggy Parker - August 1, 2016
The search for the F/V Juris has been called off. It is presumed to have sunk in 5,400 feet of water not far from where it was last seen.
“We have searched and have not been able to locate the fishing vessel Alaska Juris," said Lt. Todd Bagetis, federal on-scene coordinator.
The unified command of the Coast Guard, Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), and the Fishing Company of Alaska (FCA), formed to respond to the sinking of the Juris, is no longer active, although the USCG investigation of the sinking, and perhaps other jurisdiction’s investigation of the incident, are ongoing.
"During this robust search, the safety of response personnel, the public and protection of the local environment have been our top priorities,” Bagetis said.
“I’d like to recognize close coordination and cooperation between Fishing Company of Alaska, the State of Alaska...
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