Conception liveaboard

Picture: Ventura County Fire Department.

Conception divers’ families sue Coast Guard

The US Coast Guard is being sued for wrongful death by the families of the 34 people, mainly scuba divers, who died in the Conception liveaboard fire off Santa Cruz Island, California in 2019. 

Conception NTSB

Safety board blames operator for Conception fire

Major safety improvements for dive-boats and other small passenger vessels are called for by the USA’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in its report into last year’s devastating fire aboard the Conception liveaboard in California, which killed 34 people.

Conception had exit-route exemption

The California dive-boat Conception, on which 34 people died in a fire on 2 September, had been exempted from US Coast Guard safety regulations on escape routes because of “grandfather rights”, it has emerged.

Conception (Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office)

Conception owners move to limit liability

Glen & Dana Fritzler and their company Truth Aquatica, owners of the California liveaboard Conception on which 34 people died in a fire on Monday (2 September), have taken action to minimise possible compensation payments to victims’ families.

Conception - Picture: Ventura County Fire Department.

Liveaboard fire leaves 34 dead

All 33 passengers and one crewman on the southern California liveaboard Conception are now presumed dead, following the fire that swept through the vessel early on Monday morning (2 September), reported on Divernet yesterday.

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