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USThe Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire

03:15  12 september  2019
03:15  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Rescue operation underway for over 30 people in boat fire off Ventura County coast, officials say

Rescue operation underway for over 30 people in boat fire off Ventura County coast, officials say Rescue operation underway for over 30 people in boat fire off Ventura County coast, officials say

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

LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard announced Wednesday it has issued new safety recommendations in the wake of a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. The agency recommended limiting the unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and the use of

The Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire© Provided by The Associated Press A woman relights a candle placed at a memorial for the victims of the Conception dive boat on the Santa Barbara Harbor on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Authorities served search warrants Sunday at the Southern California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week. Thirty-four people died when the Conception burned and sank before dawn on Sept. 2. They were sleeping in a cramped bunkroom below the main deck and their escape routes were blocked by fire. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

UPDATE: Sheriff: Divers find body of last missing victim from boat fire off Southern California coast that killed 34.

Dozens missing, some dead after diving boat destroyed by fire off California coast

Dozens missing, some dead after diving boat destroyed by fire off California coast The U.S. Coast Guard was involved in a massive rescue operation Monday morning after a 75-foot boat caught fire off the coast of Ventura County, trapping dozens of people. More than 30 people were missing and officials said some died. 

The Coast Guard announced it has issued new safety recommendations in the wake of a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. Salvage efforts to recover the Conception – which authorities have said is expected to aid the investigation – resumed this week after several

Coast Guard issues warning on charging phone batteries after California boat fire . A brief, preliminary report on the Labor Day fire that destroyed the dive ship Conception near Santa Cruz Island was issued Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board, but it did not address the cause of

EARLIER STORY: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people (all times local):

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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.

The bulletin also says vessels should review emergency duties with the crew, identify emergency escapes, check all firefighting and lifesaving equipment onboard, and look at the condition of passenger accommodation spaces for "unsafe practices or other hazardous arrangements."

California boat fire: 'Devastating. Tragic.' Frantic family and friends await answers

California boat fire: 'Devastating. Tragic.' Frantic family and friends await answers In the early morning hours Monday, as news of the devastating fire aboard the diving boat Conception spread, family members and friends of those believed to be on board began racing to sites in Ventura County and the Santa Barbara shores seeking any bit of information about their loved ones. James Kohl rushed to the Coast Guard headquarters in Oxnard, hoping to learn the fate of his brother, Mike, a cook on the Conception, which erupted in flames near the shore of Santa Cruz Island about 3:30 a.m. Pacific time, killing at least eight with more than two dozen passengers missing.

The Coast Guard has issued safety recommendations in the wake of a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. The victim is one of 34 who died at sea last week near Santa Cruz Island. Five of the Conception's six crew members survived after multiple attempts to save the

The Coast Guard issued a safety bulletin after the CA boat fire that killed 34 people, restricting charging of cellphones and other devices. They are suggesting commercial boat operators restrict unsupervised charging of cellphones and other electronic devices.

The Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019 file photo, FBI agents set a perimeter around the Truth Aquatics office, the California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week, as authorities issue a search warrant for the company and the sister vessels of the Conception dive boat on the Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif. Authorities conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly scuba diving boat fire plan to interview previous patrons of the boat company to determine what kind of safety information they were provided during trips, a law enforcement source said. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa, File)

The Coast Guard is among several agencies investigating the Sept. 2 fire. A cause has yet to be determined.

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Authorities say divers have resumed a search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast.

California dive boat fire: Dozens trapped after flames blocked escape routes

California dive boat fire: Dozens trapped after flames blocked escape routes The search has been suspended following a Labor Day boat fire off the California coast, officials said Tuesday. Twenty bodies have so far been recovered. The victims were identified as 11 women and nine men.

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California boat fire : Coast Guard warns about charging phone batteries. No escape from dive boat inferno: The bunk beds where 34 died after being trapped below deck by fire as captain Nine others are missing after a tragic boat fire early Monday near an island off the Southern This is the space where

The victim is one of 34 who died at sea last week near Santa Cruz Island. Five of the Conception's six crew members survived after multiple attempts to save the others who were trapped below deck.

The Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019 file photo, investigators check the Truth Aquatics office on the Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif. Authorities conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly scuba diving boat fire off the coast of Southern California last week plan to interview previous patrons of the boat company to determine what kind of safety information they were provided during trips, a law enforcement source said. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa, File)

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Lt. Erik Raney says salvage efforts to recover the Conception also resumed Wednesday.

A criminal investigation of the fire is being handled by the Coast Guard, FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.

Authorities have said the victims, 21 women and 13 men from 16 to 62 years old, appear to have died from smoke inhalation.

The Latest: Smoke inhalation likely killed boat fire victims

The Latest: Smoke inhalation likely killed boat fire victims The Latest on the deadly California dive boat fire investigation (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Authorities say medical examiners believe dozens of people trapped when a California scuba diving boat caught fire died of smoke inhalation, not burns. 

Several boat owners have said that among the issues inspectors have raised is the size of escape hatches, fire protection systems and crew training in The Coast Guard has the authority to make immediate safety changes in the wake of incidents such as the deadly Conception fire , McAvoy said.

The diving boat that caught fire on Labor Day off southern California, killing 34 people, was Several boat owners have said that among the issues inspectors have raised is the size of escape hatches The Coast Guard has the authority to make immediate safety changes in the wake of incidents such

The Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire
The Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire
The Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire
The Latest: Coast Guard issues safety edict after boat fire
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The wreckage of the Conception dive boat has been lifted off the ocean floor.
The charred wreckage of the Conception dive boat was lifted off the ocean floor Thursday as crews worked to bring the vessel to shore for further investigation. The remains of the 75-foot vessel have been underwater since the Labor Day fire that claimed the lives of 34 people aboard. Weather conditions have prevented efforts to raise the boat. Aerial images showed the boat slowly being brought to surface by a crane near Santa Cruz Island. Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown said efforts to salvage the Conception on Thursday were successful.

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