- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The condition of a fishing vessel abandoned is unknown days after the crew abandoned ship.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says a salvage vessel is expected to arrive at the last known location of the Alaska Juris late Thursday. Officials said heavy fog has created low visibility concerns, and prevented any imagery of the Alaska Juris from aircraft.

A problem in the engine room Tuesday led to flooding on board the Alaska Juris off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, forcing the crew to abandon ship. All 46 crew members were rescued by good Samaritan ships, and there were no injuries.

The Alaska Juris had about 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board and other miscellaneous lube oils. There’s been no known release at this time.

Officials say in a release that there appears to be little potential for the product to reach shorelines if it were released.



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