20 bodies from boat fire off coast of Calif. recovered

20 bodies from boat fire off coast of Calif. recovered

The boat named the Conception caught fire before dawn Monday.

The fire on board the Conception is a nightmare scenario. They retire for the night below deck to sleep it off.

The destination was San Miquel, in California's Channel Islands, where huge halibut and other fish abound, and September is the flawless time to visit, because of swells and strong winds at other times of the year, trip organizers said in their promotion of the $665 weekend.

"The vessel was reported as being on fire".

Five people were evacuated on a good Samaritan pleasure craft, Great Escape, according to the agency. The replies to those questions are not on the recording. "This is still an ongoing search and rescue", it said. The fire broke out around 3 a.m.in Platts Harbor off Santa Cruz Island. The publication further reports that two students from a Santa Cruz High School are among the missing. She says the trip was not school-sponsored.

Information on the identities of the victims and the missing has not yet been released.

Pacific Collegiate School is a college preparation public charter school for grades 7-12.

Numerous passengers were below deck, most likely sound asleep when the fire broke out, authorities said. The itinerary called for trips to San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and the Santa Barbara Islands. Authorities said there is no evidence of a criminal act at this point.

The wreckage is upside down, and authorities plan to stabilize the boat Tuesday so dive teams can investigate the scene and recover additional remains. If the fire was fast-moving, he said, it's very likely divers couldn't escape and the crew couldn't get to them.

Brown said crews were working in up to 65 feet of water.

He says there's no indication that the fire was preceded by an explosion.

So Amaral had to step in, "I was in a much smaller 27-foot boat and was able to go in close to the boat, attach a chain and pull it away from the island", he said.

A search for survivors has been suspended. All appear to have been trapped and are now feared dead. They are presumed dead.

Flames blocked an escape hatch and a stairwell leading to the sleeping area crowded with passengers on a recreational scuba diving trip. Investigators have not yet determined a cause for the fire.

The four bodies were identified as two adult males and two adult females, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told a press briefing.

The fire broke out onboard the 23-metre (75ft) Conception at about 3.15am on Monday, with 39 passengers onboard.

When asked if the crew were required to post a night watch, Capt Rochester said that matter was still under investigation.

One talked about celebrating a 17-year-old girl's birthday hours before the fire.

More than 30 people were missing and officials said some died.

Flames ripped through the scuba diving vessel Conception, as it was moored off Santa Cruz Island, trapping the passengers below deck.

Five people were rescued and Lt. Cmdr.

Ventura County Fire Department firefighters respond to a boat fire Southern California coast on Monday.

Five crew members sleeping on the boat's top deck jumped off and took a dinghy to safety.

Coast Guard records show inspections of the Conception conducted last February and in August 2018 found no deficiencies.

Related Articles

  • Poland still demands WWII compensation from Germany

    Poland still demands WWII compensation from Germany

    Some 75 per cent of the city centre was destroyed. "It was Germans who committed these crimes against humanity in Poland". Vice President Mike Pence for a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Warsaw on September 1.
    Malicious sites trying to hack iPhone for yrs

    Malicious sites trying to hack iPhone for yrs

    In fact, the same websites which were used to target iPhones were used against Windows and Android devices. It might also be a possibility that people outside the Uighur group were affected by this attack.
    Sheffield United - Premier League - 31 August 2019

    Sheffield United - Premier League - 31 August 2019

    Chelsea Football Club also issued a statement regarding the situation. "The chance was playing on my mind", acknowledged Robinson. In his BBC column, Crooks said: 'I must be honest, I never thought that Tammy Abraham was a Chelsea player.
  • Vilnius protests diplomats scuffled pro-Hong Kong supporters

    Vilnius protests diplomats scuffled pro-Hong Kong supporters

    Ho is "so cool", a protester at a recent anti-sexual violence rally said, adding "she sacrificed everything" for her beliefs. The disruptions capped off a weekend featuring some of the worst violence in three months of anti-government protests.
    Formula Two driver Anthoine Hubert dies after crash

    Formula Two driver Anthoine Hubert dies after crash

    Statement: Incident during FIA Formula 2 Feature Race, Spa Francorchamps The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile... It is our job and profession and our life, but also it is still just racing cars around in circles.
    Liverpool 'really care' about Duncan, says Klopp

    Liverpool 'really care' about Duncan, says Klopp

    You can talk about all the skilled young players who are around Liverpool , Man City, Man United - wow. That's a normal situation in all age groups. "But with young players we are especially sensitive".
  • First de-orbiting manoeuver of Chandrayaan-2 successful

    First de-orbiting manoeuver of Chandrayaan-2 successful

    On September 7, it will start running at 5:10 am and after 45 minutes at 5:55 am the rover will land on the moon. The lander would be brought close to a 110x35 orbit in preparation for landing near the South Pole.
    Indianapolis Colts sign ex-Patriot QB Brian Hoyer

    Indianapolis Colts sign ex-Patriot QB Brian Hoyer

    The Colts acquired Brissett from the Patriots on September 2, 2017, when Luck was struggling because of a shoulder injury. According to an ESPN report , the Colts offer is a three-year, $12 million deal that includes $9 million guaranteed.
    Indiana Red Cross volunteers deployed ahead of Hurricane Dorian

    Indiana Red Cross volunteers deployed ahead of Hurricane Dorian

    The storm, the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, remains "extremely dangerous", said Prime Minister Hubert Minnis . Popular attractions, including Disney World in Orlando, have said they are " closely monitoring " the storm.
  • Kevin Hart Left With 'Major Back Injuries' In Car Accident

    Kevin Hart Left With 'Major Back Injuries' In Car Accident

    Broxterman told authorities she was in pain but sought out her "own aid", according to the CHP report of the collision. However, Hart later checked himself into a hospital with what was described by police as a " major back injury ".
    More details emerge on Grade R pupil's kidnapping outside Vanderbijlpark school

    More details emerge on Grade R pupil's kidnapping outside Vanderbijlpark school

    The woman was among a small group of mothers who formed a circle on the school gate, praying for her safe return. Police confirmed that De Jager was last seen wearing a pink dress, white shirt and black stockings.
    Anupam Kher attends Jonas Brothers concert, thanks Priyanka Chopra for inviting him

    Anupam Kher attends Jonas Brothers concert, thanks Priyanka Chopra for inviting him

    Nick Jonas even gave a shoutout to the awesome lovers of Jonas Brothers by writing on Instagram , "Best fans in the world". Priyanka Chopra's husband chose to invest in alcohol and just announced the start of his own sale of tequila.