Coast Guard Suspends Search for Survivors from Sunken Dive Boat

By Omar Younis SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept 3 (Reuters) - A team of federal investigators on Tuesday promised an exhaustive probe into a fire that killed all 34 passengers on a dive boat, many of whose charred bodies were believed trapped in the sunken wreckage off the California coast. After recovering 20 bodies from the 75-foot (23-meter) Conception or from the waters … [Read more...]

Coast Guard: 34 Missing in Southern California Boat Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard said 34 people are still unaccounted for after a commercial diving vessel caught fire and sank near Santa Cruz Island early Monday morning. The Coast Guard has confirmed that its Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach overheard a mayday call on channel 16 at approximately 3:15 a.m. reporting an engulfed 75-foot commercial diving vessel with 39 people … [Read more...]