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NTSB to Vote on Probable Cause of Fatal California Boat Fire

LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities are expected to vote Tuesday on what likely sparked a fire aboard a scuba dive boat last year that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California. The pre-dawn blaze aboard the Conception is …

No Emergency Training for Crew on Boat Where Fire Killed 34

LOS ANGELES — Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through the vessel as it was anchored off the Southern California coast, killing 34 people as they slept …

Boat Safety Law Proposed After California Fire Killed 34

LOS ANGELES — A group of California congressional members have proposed tighter safety standards for small boats after a diving charter vessel burned and sank in September, killing 34 people. Only five people — the captain and four crew members …

Cause of Deadly California Boat Fire Still A Mystery

LOS ANGELES — 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. …

Coast Guard Issues Safety Recommendations After Boat Fire

LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard has announced 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 …

Passengers, Crew Killed in California Boat Fire Tragedy

Divers and search crews were still looking Tuesday for nine missing people after at least 25 were confirmed dead when a boat packed with scuba divers caught fire near an island off the Southern California coast. The dive-boat Conception became …

Fire Causes $400K Damage to 3 Boats Stored at Upstate New York Marina

Authorities say a fire has caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to three boats stored at a facility on Buffalo’s Lake Erie waterfront. Fire dispatch officials tell The Buffalo News that the blaze was reported around 6 a.m. …

Firefighters Contain Damage to 2 Boats at Tennessee Marina

Two boats have burned at a state park marina on the Tennessee River, but firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to others. WRCB-TV in Chattanooga reported the flames were spotted about 6 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison Bay State Park. Firefighters …