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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/02/2019 10:46 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/02/2019 10:46 PM
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Conception Dive Boat Tragedy Update

Santa Barbara, CA...At approximately 3:30 a.m., Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard and partnering agencies responded to a vessel fire off the north shore of Santa Cruz Island near Platt’s Harbor in Santa Barbara County. Emergency responders encountered “Conception”, a 75-foot commercial diving boat based out of the Santa Barbara Harbor, fully engulfed in fire. The vessel sank to the ocean floor at approximately 7:20 a.m.






Five of the 39 passengers were rescued and a total of 4 bodies have been recovered. An additional 4 unidentified victims located on the ocean floor have not yet been recovered. Emergency crews remain on scene as a total of 26 passengers remain unaccounted for.

Unified command is established between Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Barbara County Fire, United States Coast Guard and National Park Service. A one-mile safety zone has been established around the incident as search and rescue efforts continue. Additionally, a 3,000 foot temporary flight restriction has been established around the vessel. The cause of the incident is under investigation and names are being withheld pending notification of kin.

A Family Assistance Center (FAC) has been established at the Earl Warren Showgrounds located at 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, 93105. The FAC will be open until 9 p.m. tonight and will reopen tomorrow, September 3rd at 9 a.m. We request that the public and media respect the privacy of this space for the families of those involved.

Family members may call the County’s Call Center at 833-688-5551 for more information. The public can call 2-1-1 or if outside of the 805 area code, call toll free (800) 400-1572.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-09-03 00:12:03   By: Anonymous
 
But how many of them is demacrates!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-09-03 01:26:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Who cares? They are all human beings and most likely all Americans.

    Can't you Trump idiot's put away your hate for just a day or two?

    This is a very real tragedy for the victims, their friends and their families.

    Rest in peace.......

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    Re: ever heard of grammar school?
    Posted on: 2019-09-03 06:46:04   By: Anonymous
     
    How many of them is demacrates?
    Democrats..and it would be were or are not is. Go back to school.

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      Re: ever heard of grammar school?
      Posted on: 2019-09-03 07:22:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Your typical Trump voter with a second grade education, and very proud of it!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-09-03 12:32:27   By: Anonymous
     
    We need responsible boat ownership and background checks and ban boats bigger than 20 feet.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-09-03 13:43:50   By: Anonymous
       
      No, what you actually need is a law requiring a second exit hatch, on boats with an occupancy of say more than 5 or 6 persons below the main deck.

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Horrible
Posted on: 2019-09-03 09:16:54   By: Anonymous
 
This is a horrible tragedy an has nothing to do with politics. But,. it is interesting to note which party started the cow patty throwing in the above comments, isn't it!! Tells you something about their mentality.


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    Re: Horrible
    Posted on: 2019-09-03 19:21:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Whatever happened to Dave Bilderback?

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