Rescued fishing crew arrives at Alaska port

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two good Samaritan ships arrived at an Alaska port with 46 crew members who were rescued from life rafts after they abandoned their sinking fishing vessel off the Aleutian Islands.

The crew members of the stricken Alaska Juris were transported to the port in Adak, Alaska. Adak city manager Layton Lockett says the crew arrived late Wednesday morning. He says the crew members did not require medical attention.

The Coast Guard says the crew will be flown to Anchorage.

The Coast Guard said earlier a flyover was planned Wednesday to see if the 220-foot (67-meter) vessel is still afloat and determine if any pollution has spilled. The Coast Guard now says no flyover will occur Wednesday because of unavailability of aircraft.

Civilian spokesman Cory Cichoracki says the Coast Guard is asking mariners in the areas to share updates on the vessel.

 

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