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NTSB says entire crew was asleep when fatal Calif. boat fire started
Smithsgold - 9/13/2019 11:51 AM
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California scuba dive boat was operating in violation of Coast Guard regulations when crew members were sleeping and a pre-dawn fire killed 34 people, leaving grieving families wondering if a required night watchman could have saved their loved ones.
Thursday brought a disclosure from the National Transportation Safety Board that all six crew members were asleep aboard the Conception on Sept. 2 when the deadly blaze broke out.
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Smithsgold - 9/28/2019 11:16 AM
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No Cause Determined in Dive Boat Fire That Killed 34 People Off Santa Cruz Island, Official Says
POSTED 1:00 PM, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 05:25PM, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Investigators completed a two-week examination of the charred wreckage of a scuba diving boat and could not determine what ignited the fire that killed 34 people off the Southern California coast, a law enforcement official said Friday.

The boat, named Conception, was anchored just off Santa Cruz Island when it caught fire and sank early on Sept. 2. It was raised and brought to Port Hueneme, a naval base northwest of Los Angeles, where specially trained teams from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tried to figure out what sparked the blaze.