Conception Dive Boat Captain Pleads Not Guilty To Seaman's Manslaughter ChargesThe captain of a Santa Barbara-based dive boat that caught fire in 2019 near Santa Cruz Island, killing 34 people, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges.
Conception Dive Boat Captain Charged With 34 Counts Of Seaman's ManslaughterThe captain of the P/V Conception, a dive boat that caught fire last year off the coast of Santa Barbara, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on 34 counts of seaman's manslaughter.
NTSB Unable To Determine What Sparked Dive Boat Fire Which Killed 34 People Off Santa Barbara CoastInvestigators found that the fire began toward the back of the main deck salon area, where divers had plugged in phones, flashlights and other items with lithium ion batteries that can spread flames quickly.
Conception Crew Says They Had No Emergency Procedure TrainingThe National Transportation Safety Board's report on the cause of the fire is set to be released at a public hearing in Washington next month.
Families Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Dive Boat Fire Which Killed 34 People Off Santa Barbara CoastA plaque with the names of the victims was also unveiled at Santa Barbara Harbor.
Lawyers For Owners Of Dive Boat Conception Seek Dismissal Of Suit Filed On Behalf Of VictimThe attorneys have asked that a federal judge permanently dismiss the counterclaim and enter a judgment in favor of the boat owners.
Widow Sues Truth Aquatics Owner In Conception Boat Fire That Killed 34Christine Dignam, who lost her husband Justin Dignam, filed her claim Monday in Los Angeles federal court.
Crew Member Sues Owners Of The Conception Suggesting Dangerous Conditions Helped Lead To TragedyRyan Sims broke his leg after jumping off the burning ship.
NTSB: Crew Members Were Asleep When Conception Caught FireThree crew members interviewed by the NTSB said that there were no mechanical or electrical issues reported. They also did not see a fire burning in the engine room.