No Cause Determined in Dive Boat Fire That Killed 34 Off Santa Cruz Island
Smithsgold - 9/28/2019 11:18 AM
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No Cause Determined in Dive Boat Fire That Killed 34 People Off Santa Cruz Island, Official Says

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.

They completed their work there without finding the cause, but the investigation will continue, said the official, who was not authorized to release the information publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Smithsgold - 10/03/2019 10:45 AM

California boat company Truth Aquatics indefinitely suspends tours following deadly Labor Day fire

The California scuba diving boat company facing an investigation for a deadly Labor Day boat fire announced a voluntary indefinite suspension of all tours Tuesday.