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USDeadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation

01:00  12 september  2019
01:00  12 september  2019 Source:   patch.com

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The authorities in Southern California said on Monday that they had searched the Santa Barbara offices of the The United States Coast Guard , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Ms. Homendy referred questions about any criminal investigation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation .

(Reuters) – Federal and local investigators on Sunday carried out search warrants involving the owners of a diving boat that caught fire off the California . FILE PHOTO: A diving flag and fins hang on a makeshift memorial near Truth Aquatics after a fire that sank a commercial diving boat off Santa

Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation
Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation

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CALIFORNIA — The Coast Guard's Rear Adm. Richard Timme announced Wednesday that he has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation to look into the mishap aboard the small diving boat Conception that resulted in 34 deaths, including several people from Santa Cruz County and the Bay Area.

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The Conception caught fire and sank in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2019, just off Santa Cruz Island near Santa Barbara. Only five of the 39 people onboard survived.

A commandant-directed formal Marine Board of Investigation is the highest-level marine casualty investigation in the Coast Guard. It consists of four members who will investigate all aspects of the boat fire and sinking, including pre-accident historical events, the regulatory compliance of the Conception, crew member duties and qualifications, weather conditions and reporting, safety and firefighting equipment, and Coast Guard oversight.

Deadly California Boat Fire Now Under Coast Guard Investigation© AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa National Transportation Safety Board Board member Jennifer Homendy, left, and Jason Neubauer of the U.S. Coast Guard inspect the Vision, a sister vessel to the dive boat Conception at Santa Barbara Harbor on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 in Santa Barbara.

The Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire

The Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Coast Guard has issued safety recommendations in the wake of a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. A Coast Guard bulletin says the owners and operators of vessels should immediately reduce potential fire hazards and consider limiting unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and extensive use of power strips and extension cords.

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - Federal and local investigators on Sunday carried out search warrants involving the owners of a diving boat that caught fire off the California coast in the middle of the night last week, killing 34 people. Agents from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and

(Reuters) - Federal and local investigators on Sunday carried out search warrants involving the owners of a diving boat that caught fire off the California Little is known about what caused the fire to erupt or why no one below deck was able to escape. The FBI's involvement indicates that authorities are

Separately, the Coast Guard Investigative Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are supporting a Department of Justice investigation and will work in close coordination with the US Attorney's Office, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard is deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred near Santa Cruz Island,” said Capt. Jason Neubauer, chair of the Marine Board of Investigation. “Our hearts go out to the victims, as well as their families and friends. The Coast Guard will conduct a thorough and detailed investigation to determine potential causal factors associated with this tragedy.”

During the course of the Coast Guard investigation, panel members must decide:

  • The factors that contributed to the accident;
  • Whether there is evidence that any act of misconduct, inattention to duty, negligence or willful violation of the law on the part of any licensed or certificated person contributed to the casualty; and
  • Whether there is evidence that any Coast Guard personnel or any representative or employee of any other government agency or any other person caused or contributed to the casualty.

The investigation may take a year or longer to complete, and consists of witness interviews, public hearings, and evidence collection and analysis. Although if findings warrant, there may be some urgent and necessary safety actions taken before the investigation is over.

“In some instances, our marine casualty boards identify pressing safety issues related to vessel stability, the engine room, or lifesaving and firefighting equipment,” Neubauer said. “In those instances, we issue safety alerts or bulletins to ensure a wide spread dissemination of the most recent safety guidance. All of our safety notices and lessons learned from investigations are also publicly available online through our Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis website.”

California boat fire: Dramatic Coast Guard video shows vessel ablaze.
Dramatic Coast Guard aerial video of a doomed boat ablaze off the Southern California coast shows clouds of white smoke and flames engulfing the vessel as it tilts backward and begins to sink, killing 34 people. The footage, released on Tuesday, was taken from a Coast Guard helicopter responding to a Labor Day weekend rescue call from the Conception, which had caught fire early Monday off Santa Cruz Island. © CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FIRE A fire overtook the 79-foot Conception early Monday morning. The vessel was anchored off Santa Cruz Island.

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