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Owner of Boat That Burned, Killing 34, Sells Other Vessels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of a scuba diving boat that burned and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, has sold off his two remaining vessels. Glen Fritzler of Truth Aquatics Inc. sold the dive boats to …

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 …