Formal Coast Guard investigation of F/V Alaska Juris sinking begins on Monday

alaskajurisuscgA public Formal Marine Investigation will take place next week in Seattle to look into the sinking of the fishing vessel Alaska Juris in July. The formal investigation is being held by the Seventeenth Coast Guard District commander. It will begin Monday, Dec. 5, at 12:30 p.m. at the Henry Jackson Federal Building in Seattle. It will last until 4:30 p.m. and is expected to continue through Friday, December 16. The Alaska Juris, a 220-foot-long factory trawler, went down in the Bering Sea nearly 700 miles west of Dutch Harbor. It started taking on water on July 26. Forty six crew members and fishery observers were rescued from life rafts by Good Samaritan vessels. The boat was owned by The Fishing Company of Alaska, based in Renton, Washington. Read the rest here 08:05