What caused the fire on the dive boat in California?
The fire that caused the deadly Conception dive boat disaster last year might have been sparked by cell phones and batteries left charging overnight – a tragedy that federal safety investigators said on Tuesday could have been prevented by a night watchman.
What happened to the dive boat Conception?
34 people died. Escape routes were blocked by fire engulfing a middle deck above passengers. Following the horrific Conception boat fire in 2019, authorities offered a small solace: The 33 divers and one crew member had died of smoke inhalation and may have perished in their sleep without suffering.
What kind of boat was the conception?
Motor vessel (initialized “MV”) Conception was a 75-foot (23 m) liveaboard boat built in Long Beach, California, and launched in 1981.