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May 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM

3 on Seattle-based fishing boat medevaced by Guard after ammonia leak

The Associated Press

UPDATE | ANCHORAGE — The Coast Guard says it has medevaced three crew members from the  Seattle-based fishing vessel Alaska Juris, which had reported an ammonia leak.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Devuyst  said the trio from the 218-foot catcher-processor Alaska Juris are reported in good condition Thursday evening. He did not know their symptoms. He said a Coast Guard helicopter was flying them to Cold Bay and a commercial medevac would fly them to Anchorage.

The spokesman says no one else required evacuation. There were 49 people aboard the vessel.

EARLIER POST | ANCHORAGE — The Coast Guard says it is heading to a Seattle-based fishing vessel that reported an ammonia leak and crew members affected by exposure.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Devuyst said the leak on board the 218-foot Alaska Juris was reported early Thursday afternoon. He says he doesn’t know how many fishing crew members are on board or the extent of exposure.

The vessel is 80 miles north of Alaska’s Cold Bay.

Devuyst says Coast Guard crews are heading to the site in two helicopters and a HC-130 Hercules plane.

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