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Marine Accident Brief: CFV Alaska Juris, foundering, July 26, 2016, Bering Sea - west of Dutch Harbor, AK

Executive Summary


On July 26, 2016, about 1130 local time, a crewmember on the fishing vessel Alaska Juris discovered flooding in the engine room while it was under way in the Bering Sea, approximately 160 miles west of Adak, Alaska. Shortly afterward, the rapid ingress of water caused the main engine and generators to shut down, resulting in a loss of propulsion and electrical power. There was no attempt to dewater the vessel, which sank later that day. All 46 persons on board abandoned ship into liferafts and were rescued without injury. The Alaska Juris, which was carrying approximately 87,000 gallons of diesel fuel, had an estimated value of $4.3 million.

Probable Cause


The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the sinking of the fishing vessel Alaska Juris was a lack of watertight integrity, which failed to contain flooding in the engine room.​

Accident Location:   , AK   Bering Sea, about 160 miles west of Adak
Accident Date: 7/26/2016
Accident ID: DCA16FM047

Date Adopted: 7/24/2017
NTSB Number: MAB1726
NTIS Number:  

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