Coast Guard Airlifts 3 From F/V Alaska Juris
Friday, May 11 2012
Three crewmembers are reported as being in good condition after exposure to an ammonia leak aboard the F/V Alaska Juris. The crewmen were airlifted from the vessel by helicopter and medevaced to Anchorage on a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft Thursday night.
Details are still spotty about how the leak started.
“I don’t know anything about the ammonia leak," says Petty Officer Grant Devuyst. "I’d say the company that owns the vessel would be the best route for getting that.”
Fishing Company of Alaska owns the 238-foot trawler. FCA has no comment on the incident. The Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Unalaska will be investigating.
Petty Officer Grant Devuyst says that at the moment the only thing that’s clear is that the crew was eventually able to reenter the vessel and get underway. The Alaska Juris is headed back to Unalaska for repairs.
There were 49 people aboard the vessel at the time of the accident. The Alaska Juris is a 238-foot factory trawler owned by Fishing Company of Alaska. Earlier this year a crewmember died aboard the vessel after being struck by a snapped cable.
This is an update to the story Coast Guard Responding to Ammonia Leak on F/V Alaska Juris