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US Maritime Liability Rules Changed after 2019 Boat Fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal lawmakers have changed 19th-century maritime liability rules for accident victims and their families in response to the 2019 boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people. The Small Passenger Vessel Liability …

Fire Destroys Buildings and Boats in Mass. Marina

A huge fire at a Massachusetts marina turned several boats, buildings and vehicles into burned-out shells Friday, producing a plume of black smoke so thick it was picked up by weather radar. Aerial video taken by WCVB-TV showed much of …

Coast Guard Announces Safety Rules After Deadly Boat Fire

LOS ANGELES (AP)–The Coast Guard has announced new safety rules following a deadly blaze that killed 34 people on a scuba diving boat off the California coast more than two years ago, including installation of fire detection and suppression equipment. …

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 …