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USDivers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire

03:35  12 september  2019
03:35  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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. 

Divers on Wednesday recovered the body of the last missing victim of a boat fire off the California coast that killed 34 people. Stefanie Dazio The Associated Press Published Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:24PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:46PM EDT.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Divers on Wednesday recovered the body of the last missing victim of a boat fire off the California coast that killed 34 They will also look into how the crew was trained and what crewmembers were doing at the time of the fire , which erupted in the middle of the night as the

Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire
Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire
Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire
Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire
Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Divers on Wednesday recovered the body of the last missing victim of a boat fire off the California coast that killed 34 people.

Boat Fire Victims Mourned As Rescue Operation Continues Off Ventura Coast

Boat Fire Victims Mourned As Rescue Operation Continues Off Ventura Coast Flowers, candles and even a pair of scuba fins marked the dock in Santa Barbara where the Conception Charter Boat was scheduled to return Monday night. In what is now one of the worst boating tragedies in California history, the United States Coast Guard has confirmed that 25 people are dead and nine are still missing. The five crew members who survived — two with leg injuries — were brought to safety by a pair of good Samaritans who happened to be anchored nearby. “I heard ‘Help,'” Shirley Hanson said. “And my husband got up, and I followed him and he opened the door and saw the flames.

Divers on Wednesday recovered the body of the last missing victim of a boat fire off the California coast that killed 34 people. The Conception Incident Unified Command is relieved to report that search and recovery efforts today were successful in locating the last missing victim .

The body of the last missing victim of a boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of California on Sept. 2 was recovered Wednesday, authorities said. The victims — 33 passengers and one crew member — were asleep below deck and had no way to escape, authorities said. The boat ’s captain

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced the end of the search on Twitter , saying it was "relieved to report" the final victim had been found.

Authorities were still doing DNA tests to confirm the identities of seven of the victims.

Earlier in the day, the Coast Guard announced it has issued new safety recommendations in the wake of the tragedy near Santa Cruz Island, such as limiting the unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and the use of power strips and extension cords.

The bulletin also suggests that owners and operators of vessels 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 missing include family of 5, dive owner

California boat fire missing include family of 5, dive owner A family of five, students from a Northern California school and an experienced diver are among 34 people missing and presumed dead after a dive boat caught fire off Santa Cruz island. 

Divers on Wednesday recovered the body of the last missing victim of a boat fire off the California coast that killed 34 people. This photo from video provided by KABC-TV shows divers resuming their search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast on

The last missing victim of the deadly dive boat fire off Santa Cruz Island that claimed the lives of 34 people was found Wednesday, CBS Los Angeles Five of the boat 's crew members survived the blaze. The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office announced on Twitter that "The Conception Incident Unified

Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire
Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire
Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire
Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire
Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire

The cause of the Sept. 2 fire has yet to be determined. Salvage efforts to recover the Conception — which authorities have said is expected to aid the investigation — resumed this week after several days of weather delays.

Family Of 5, Santa Cruz Students, Santa Monica Residents Among Victims Of Deadly Santa Cruz Island Boat Fire

Family Of 5, Santa Cruz Students, Santa Monica Residents Among Victims Of Deadly Santa Cruz Island Boat Fire As authorities continued working Tuesday to identify the victims of the deadly weekend boat fire near Santa Cruz Island, family and friends began to identify the presumed 34 people killed. Sherrie McDonna broke down into tears as she held a photo of her daughter Alexandra Kurtz at a memorial set up at a dock in Santa Barbara where the Conception Charter Boat was scheduled to return Monday night. “She was a go-getter. She was just following her dreams,” McDonna said. “She loved it here, she loved the boat, she loved diving.” An undated photo of Alexandra Kurtz who was on board the Conception charter boat.

Officials say divers recovered the remains of the last missing victim of a boat fire off the California coast that killed 34 people. This photo from video provided by KABC-TV shows divers resuming their search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Divers on Wednesday recovered the body of the last missing victim of a boat fire off the California coast that killed 34 people. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office announced the end of the search on Twitter , saying it was “relieved to report” the final victim had

Five of the Conception's six crew members survived and told investigators they made multiple attempts to save people who were trapped below deck.

Authorities have said they are looking at several factors in their investigation, including how batteries and electronics were stored and charged. They will also look into how the crew was trained and what crewmembers were doing at the time of the fire, which erupted in the middle of the night as the passengers slept.

The boat's design will also come under scrutiny, particularly whether a bunkroom escape hatch was adequate.

The FBI, Coast Guard and U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles are conducting a criminal investigation, and the Coast Guard has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation.

The four members of the board will look into "pre-accident historical events, the regulatory compliance of the Conception, crewmember duties and qualifications, weather conditions and reporting, safety and firefighting equipment, and Coast Guard oversight."

That investigation is expected to take at least a year. The panel will seek to determine the factors that led to the fire, any possible evidence of misconduct, inattention to duty, negligence or willful ignorance of the law, and if any other factors caused or contributed to the deaths.

Coast Guard records show the Conception passed its two most recent inspections with no safety violations. Previous customers said the company that owns the vessel, Truth Aquatics, and the captains of its three boats, were very safety conscious.

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

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