- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on the rescue of 46 crew members who abandoned a sinking fishing boat off Alaska (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

Two good Samaritan ships have 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.

11:15 a.m.

The Coast Guard says a sinking fishing boat had a problem in the engine room that led to flooding on board and the crew to abandon ship off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

Coast Guard Lt. Joseph Schlosser says the agency plans to conduct a flyover Wednesday to see if the 220-foot Alaska Juris is still afloat and determine if any pollution has spilled from the disabled vessel.

The 46 crew members got into life rafts Tuesday and were rescued by two ships that heard the Coast Guard’s emergency broadcast for help. There are no reported injuries.

Schlosser says the ships are expected to arrive at a port in Adak, Alaska, on Wednesday afternoon.

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