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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 07:32 PM

All souls aboard The Conception have perished, 34 souls

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/09/03/no-one-found-alive-after-dive-boat-catches-fire-34-dead/23806371/


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Reply All souls aboard The Conception have perished, 34 souls (Original post)
ChubbyStar Sep 2019 OP
hlthe2b Sep 2019 #1
ChubbyStar Sep 2019 #6
cwydro Sep 2019 #8
SunSeeker Sep 2019 #2
still_one Sep 2019 #3
ChubbyStar Sep 2019 #4
still_one Sep 2019 #5
hack89 Sep 2019 #9
still_one Sep 2019 #12
cwydro Sep 2019 #14
hack89 Sep 2019 #15
cwydro Sep 2019 #16
smirkymonkey Sep 2019 #7
Maxheader Sep 2019 #10
ChubbyStar Sep 2019 #11
hunter Sep 2019 #13
Demovictory9 Sep 2019 #17

Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 07:35 PM

1. Beyond horrific.

I am too claustrophobic to have ever slept below deck as described, but of course that doesn't mean one would survive the blast no matter where you were.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:15 PM

6. The Captain is believed to have perished and he was on deck

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:22 PM

8. The article says the Captain jumped off the ship.

Did you read the link?

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 07:38 PM

2. Horrible.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 07:38 PM

3. what I want to know is did the crew who survived, and where the fire started above top deck as I

understand, try to evacuate those below?

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 07:40 PM

4. Lots of questions to be answered

RIP to the captain and his fellow 33 SCUBA lovers

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 07:43 PM

5. Absolutely

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:24 PM

9. The crew was on deck setting up for the morning dives

the fire started below, perhaps in the kitchen. All the customers were below and sleeping. Judging from the intensity of the fires, I suspect the folks below were trapped in smoke and heat.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:31 PM

12. I might shears then. I thought the fire started above. Thanks for the correction

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Response to hack89 (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:40 PM

14. According to the Coast Guard, the fire began at 0314.

A little early to be “setting up for the morning dives.”

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Response to cwydro (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:44 PM

15. It takes time to feed and get 30 people in the water

for a morning dive. I have done similar trips and we were in the water very early so that we had time for our bodies to recover before an afternoon or evening dive.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:48 PM

16. Sure it does. I dove for years.

Never got in the water before it was light, unless it was a night dive.

They said the crew was sleeping above decks, nothing wrong with that. I think if they’d been awake and “setting up” that they would have saved some people.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:16 PM

7. How horrible!

I can't even imagine what terror they must have felt being trapped like that.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:25 PM

10. Rip...



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Response to Maxheader (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:29 PM

11. The SCUBA world is very tight

My friends in the dive community in San Diego are devastated. I have been a diver for 30+years.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:38 PM

13. Sleeping on a boat offshore the Channel Islands is something I have done quite a few times.

Camping on the islands is limited and very basic. I've done that too.

This will be investigated like an airliner crash.

I suspect multiple things went horribly wrong, beginning with the construction of the boat to the operations of the tour.




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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:52 PM

17. ..

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