The Latest: Problem in engine room led to flooding on boat


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

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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