Rochester said at a news conference. The boat was equipped with a fire suppression system in the engine room. The vessel also had an onboard, built-in barbecue, according to the website.
After picking up the mayday call at about a. At sunrise it was smoldering but still afloat, according to a photograph posted by the Santa Barbara Fire Department. It sank later that morning, around 20 yards from shore. Hansen gave clothes to the crew members and helped dry them off. One appeared to have broken his leg, evidently during the escape, and was in tremendous pain. Two other members of the crew went back out toward the Conception to look for passengers who may have made it off the boat; they found no one. Hansen said. We just felt so helpless.click
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Recreational divers in California said Truth Aquatics had a good reputation and appeared careful about safety. Bill Zhang, the owner of Ocean One scuba, which has offered scuba trips on the Conception for the last three years, estimated that there were roughly 15 to 20 diving boats in Southern California, and said the three owned by Truth Aquatics were the largest in the Los Angeles area. Zhang, 35, said. He noted that there would have been two captains on board the Conception because it had been an overnight trip.
Pilecki, 65, said.
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A boater who helped the surviving crew members that morning said one of them thought the fire started in the galley, where cellphones and cameras had been plugged in to charge overnight. Authorities have not said whether the investigation so far has pointed to either a specific location or a cause. The probe also has raised questions about whether the crew was adequately trained and whether passengers received a complete safety briefing, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not have approval to comment publicly about the case.
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We are committed to finding accurate answers as quickly as possible. Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are joining the investigation into the fire. The members of the National Response Team, which consists of fire investigators, special agents, mapping specialists, fire protection engineers, electrical engineers, forensic chemists and others, cumulatively have more than years of experience investigating fires.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, who is also the coroner, said a pathologist determined traditional autopsies would not be conducted on the victims. Brown said he consulted with local, state and federal authorities before making the decision to not conduct autopsies. External examination and toxicology samples were taken from each victim, he said. The final ruling on the causes of death will not come until a formal cause of the fire is established, he added.
At this point, no one has been charged criminally. It has not turned into a criminal investigation at this point. DNA samples have been collected from relatives across the country and from as far away as India and Japan.
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FBI field offices across the globe have helped collect samples, Brown said, adding that samples are still on the way to Santa Barbara. Brown also released the names of nine people killed. The victims identified Friday ranged in age from 26 to The 34 people killed in the blaze hail from across the United States and from countries around the globe, Brown said during a news conference.
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The burned hulk of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team off Santa Cruz Island. A mourner pays her respects at a memorial made up of scuba tanks, one for each victim, during the vigil at Chase Palm Park on Friday night. Mourners gather for a vigil at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara on Friday evening honoring the victims of the Conception boat fire that broke out off Santa Cruz Island before dawn Monday and claimed 34 lives. Luis Sinco. Scuba diver Julia Donath joins mourners for a vigil at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara on Friday evening to honor the 34 victims that died in the Conception boat fire.
Some of the thousands of people join a vigil on the beach in honor of those who lost their lives in the Conception boat fire along the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica. Divers and support crews from many agencies work the scene of the dive boat fire off Santa Cruz Island.