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Fire on dive boat Conception in CA

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by divezonescuba, Sep 2, 2019.

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  1. K_girl

    K_girl Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    You forgot about the Conception being stolen by a homeless man in 2005.
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  2. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: on the path to perdition
    This statement is certainly true as we have joined such charters before.
  3. hammet

    hammet Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
    Coast Guard records
    USCG PSIX Search Page

    put WYR8548 into the call sign search box
    Click on "conception"
    and then 'click here' to view contact data and previous coast guard citings.
  4. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
    truly a great tragedy.............there are no words
  5. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS

    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    Please refrain from speculating on the cause of this accident.
    Remember that there are grieving families at this very moment. So please have respect for the loved ones.
    The NTSB will be doing an investigation and the report will be public.
  6. KathyV

    KathyV Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Midwestern US
  7. lowflyer

    lowflyer Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: SW
    Heartfelt sympathy for family members.
    And the crew will need much support after the horror they witnessed and the countless ways their lives will be
    adversely affected:(
  8. diverrex

    diverrex Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: LA - North Hollywood

    The Truth has a completely different stairway access than the Conception or Vision. On the Truth there is a wide stairway as you enter the rear of the galley near mid ship. The Conception and Vision have a more narrow stairway at the front of the galley toward the bow .

    All three vessels are nice dive boats. If I had my choice I'd rather dive the Conception or Vision than the Truth, they are both bigger and have a much nicer shower area near the bow.

    This is all so tragic.
  9. xmass-Eve

    xmass-Eve Barracuda

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Boulder, CO
  10. KathyV

    KathyV Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Midwestern US
    Truth Aquatics have posted this information on their Facebook Page:


    Truth Aquatics
    22 mins ·

    Please extend this information to anyone looking for information in regards to the trip this weekend on the Conception:

    County has jurisdiction over this event, lead by Sheriff in incident command with Fire. The City of Santa Barbara has been in close contact with the City of Santa Barbara and the coast guard.

    There is a Family Assistance Center setup at Earl Warren Showgrounds, and the Emergency Operation center has set up a call center for families: (833) 688-5551. Please direct all questions here as they will have the most recent information. Also, the 211 service is available and can provide information.

    For all media requests; please call the Joint Media Center (805) 696-1188.

    This is still an ongoing search and rescue - please contact these numbers listed above for the most current information.
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